Trachyrhamphus longirostris   Kaup,  1856 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 40.0 cm TL

Distinguished by the lack of appendages on the trunk in the juveniles, head at no angle to the body, and color patterns. Body ridges as in Trachyrhamphus bicoarctatus. Trunk rings 21–23, tail rings 42–53.

Ovoviviparous. The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail.

Synonym (s)

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

Habitat:  Demersal


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Kerala INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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 -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at -
  • Bijukumar, A and Deepthi, GR (2009) Mean trophic index of fish fauna associated with trawl bycatch of Kerala, southwest coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 51(2) 145 - 154 Available at - NIO, Goa

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