Fish Watcher Record
Contributor: M. Thangaraj | ID: 1003
Country: India
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Species: Syngnathus louisianae
Attachment: 2.jpg
Locality:* Gulf of Mannar coast
Type: Shelf
Salinity:* marine
Water depth: 6 - 10 m
Latitude:* 9°   10'   N       Latitude (dec): 9.1666666666667
Longitude:* 78°   20'   E       Longitude (dec): 78.333333333333
Accuracy: +/- 1°
Country:* India
FAO area:* Indian Ocean, Western
Temp.: 26°C
Date:* 17/12/2005, dd/mm/yyyy
Day time: 06:00 - 08:00 h    e.g. 13:00 - 15:00
Length:* 16.5 cm     Type:* TL
Weight: 3.2699999809265 g
Abundance: fairly common (chances are about 50%)
Life stage: adults
Sex: undetermined
Gear: Trawl net
Remark: These pipe fishes look like Seahorses that have been straightened and stretched until they are long and narrow. These are found in coastal marine areas, usually in eelgrassbed or coral reefs from depth of a few to over 400m (Dawson, 1985)
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