Leptoichthys fistularius Kaup, 1853
Brushtail pipefish
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Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
Max. size:  63 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: endemic to southern Australia.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in moderate to shallow depths (Ref. 205). Inhabit seagrass (Ref. 75154). Largest known pipefish, may well reach 65 cm SL. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The males carry the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Males may be brooding at 20-21 cm SL.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 03 December 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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