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lexID: 11977 AphiaID: 278053 Scientific: Phoxocampus diacanthus German: Seenadel English: Spined Pipefish, Obscure Pipefish , Pale-blotched Pipefish, Spined Pipefish Category: Pipefishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Phoxocampus (Genus) > diacanthus (Species) Initial determination: (Schultz, ), 1943 Occurrence: , Hong Kong American Samoa, Australia, Bali, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo (Kalimantan), Brunei Darussalam, China, Coral sea, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, Moluccas, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna Sea depth: 5 - 40 Meter Size: up to 3.15" (8,7 cm) Temperature: 77 °F - 84.2 °F (25°C - 29°C) Food: Amphipods, Copepods, Daphnia salina, Living Food, Mysis, Zooplankton Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2019-02-19 22:44:57
Last edit: 2019-02-20 11:35:55
Very special thanks for the photos to Scott & Jeannette Johnson, Marshall Islands.
Phoxocampus diacanthus is fa rare pipefish that is found rarely under rocks and rubble in the shallow portion of seaward reef channels.
Phoxocampus diacanthus appears to be variable in color, some photos show black pipefishs.
The pipefish inhabits rocky and coral reefs to depths of 40 metres.
Synonym: Ichthyocampus diacanthus Schultz, 1943
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