Trachyrhamphus serratus   (Temminck & Schlegel,  1850) (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Syngnathiformes
Family:Syngnathidae

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Description
Size: 30.0 cm TL

Body ridges as in Trachyrhamphus bicoarctatus. Median snout ridge entire with
prominent irregular denticulations. Trunk rings 21–23, tail rings 41–48.

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


Synonym (s)
Syngnathus serratus Temminck and Schlegel, 1850
(Senior synonym)

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

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Demersal
Prey:  Fishes, benthic crustaceans

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• SRI LANKA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vedalai INDIA
• Gujarat 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
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.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
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • 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 - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • 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
  • Murty, VS (1969) Catalogue of fishes (excluding from the Laccadives) in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 10 1-38 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/571/1/Bulletin_10.pdf
  • Dholakia, AD (2004) Marine resources Fisheries and aquatic resources of India Daya publishing house 271-303 Available at - NIO, Goa

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