Halicampus mataafaeis commonly referred to as Samoan pipefish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 350 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 7714 AphiaID: 218010 Scientific: Halicampus mataafae German: Samoa-Seenadel English: Samoan Pipefish Category: Pipefishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Halicampus (Genus) > mataafae (Species) Initial determination: (Jordan & Seale, ), 1906 Occurrence: Australia, East Africa, Guam, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Samoa, Taiwan, the Andaman Sea, the Seychelles, Tonga Size: up to 5.51" (14 cm) Temperature: 73.4 °F - 78.8 °F (23°C - 26°C) Food: Living Food, Mysis Tank: 76.99 gal (~ 350L) Difficulty: Not for beginners Offspring: Possible to breed Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Captive breeding / propagation
The offspring of Halicampus mataafae are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Halicampus mataafae, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Halicampus mataafae, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Halicampus mataafae (Jordan & Seale, 1906)
Collected from reef pool, rock, and coral habitats to a depth of over 15 meters.
Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch
Corythoichthys mataafae Jordan & Seale, 1906
Corythroichthys mataafae Jordan & Seale, 1906 (misspelling)
Halicampus mataafe (Jordan & Seale, 1906) (misspelling)
Micrognathus mataafae (Jordan & Seale, 1906
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Syngnathinae (Subfamily) > Halicampus (Genus)
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