Halicampus grayi   Kaup,  1856 (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Syngnathiformes
Family:Syngnathidae

Description
Body is elongated. Trunk is heptagonal with a tetragonal tail. Superior trunk ridge arched dorsal on sub-dorsal rings. Inferior trunk ridge ends at anal ring. Lateral trunk ridge is continuous with inferior tail ridge. Superior trunk and tail ridges are discontinuous.

Males possess a brood pouch located below the tail. Pouch plates and folds are present.


Synonym (s)
Corythoichthys flavofasciatus conspicillatus (Jenyns, 1842)
Halicampus conspicillatus Kaup, 1856
Halicampus koilomatodon (Bleeker, 1858)
Syngnathus koilomatodon Bleeker, 1858
Syngnathus trachypoma Gunther, 1884
Trachyrhamphus caba Seale, 1910

Common Name (s)
• Gray's Pipefish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Sold live as ornamnetals and are an essential ingredient in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).)
Threats:  Anthropogenic

Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Murugan, A; Dhanya, S; Rajagopal, S and Balasubramanian, T (2008) Seahorses and pipefishes of the Tamil Nadu coast Current Science 95 (2) 253-260 Available at - http://www.ias.ac.in/currsci/jul252008/253.pdf

Page last updated on:2011-05-24

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