Choeroichthys suillus Whitley, 1951
Pigsnout pipefish
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Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
Max. size:  6.75 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 14 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: endemic to northern Australia, from Western Australia to Queensland and McCluer Island, Northern Territory.
Biology:  Found in inshore waters. Benthic species (Ref. 75154). Specimens have been taken from a coral knoll and from reefs. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The males carry the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Males may be mature at about 5-5.5 cm SL.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 21 March 2016 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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