Choeroichthys brachysomais commonly referred to as Short-bodied pipefish. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 8033 AphiaID: 217986 Scientific: Choeroichthys brachysoma German: Pazifische-Kurzrumpf-Seenadel English: Short-bodied Pipefish Category: Pipefishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Choeroichthys (Genus) > brachysoma (Species) Initial determination: (Bleeker, ), 1855 Occurrence: (the) Maldives, Australia, Christmas Islands, East Africa, Egypt, French Polynesia, Guam, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Réunion , Saudi Arabia, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Seychelles, the Society Islands, Tonga, Western Indian Ocean Size: up to 2.76" (7 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) Food: Turbellaria ("Planaria"), Zooplankton Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2015-02-23 19:22:43
Last edit: 2015-02-23 19:22:43
Special thanks for the first photo of Choeroichthys brachysoma to Scott & Jeannette Johson, the photo was taken at the Marshall Islands, Kwajalein Atoll.
Depth: 2 to 25 meters.
The Short-bodied pipefish occurs on the continental shelf, in tide pool, seagrass, coral reef areas and in lagoons and seaward reefs.
Choeroichthys valencienni Kaup, 1856
Dooryichthys brachysoma (Bleeker, 1855)
Doryichthys serialis Günther, 1884
Doryichthys valenciennii (Kaup, 1856)
Syngnathus brachysoma Bleeker, 1855
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Syngnathinae (Subfamily) > Choeroichthys (Genus) > Choeroichthys brachysoma (Species)
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