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Acentronura tentaculata Shortpouch pygmy pipehorse


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lexID:
5080 
AphiaID:
217979 
Scientific:
Acentronura tentaculata 
German:
Haariges Zwerg-Nadelpferdchen 
English:
Shortpouch Pygmy Pipehorse 
Category:
Pipefishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Acentronura (Genus) > tentaculata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Günther, 1870 
Occurrence:
Suez-Kanal, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Djibouti, Kuwait, the Persian Gulf , (the) Maldives, Australia, Bahrain, Bali, Bangladesh, Borneo (Kalimantan), Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Egypt, Gulf of Aqaba / Gulf of Eliat, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Irak, Iran, Israel, Java, Jordan, Kenya, Laccadive Sea, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Pakistan, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Quatar, Queensland, Red Sea, Rodriguez, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Somalia, Spratly Islands, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Nicobar Islands, Timor, Vietnam, Western Indian Ocean, Yemen 
Sea depth:
1 - 20 Meter 
Size:
2.17" - 2.48" (5.5cm - 6.3cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Amphipods, Copepods, Daphnia salina, Living Food, Mysis 
Tank:
33 gal (~ 150L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-01-11 09:26:23 

Husbandry

Günther, 1870

Correct name concerning WoRMS: Acentronura tentaculata

Correct name concerning Fishbase: Acentronura breviperula
Acentronura tentaculata is a different species concerning Fishabse


Typically found on small and sparse seagrass or algae that grow adjacent to reefs at shallow to moderate depths.
Usually found in pairs. Ovoviviparous.
The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail

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