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Apterygocampus epinnulatus Tiny pipefish

Apterygocampus epinnulatusis commonly referred to as Tiny pipefish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Experts only! Very hard to keep. A aquarium size of at least 500 Liter is recommended.


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lexID:
5491 
AphiaID:
279671 
Scientific:
Apterygocampus epinnulatus 
German:
Winzige Seenadel 
English:
Tiny Pipefish 
Category:
Pipefishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Apterygocampus (Genus) > epinnulatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Weber, 1913 
Occurrence:
Central Pazific, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines 
Size:
up to 1.18" (3 cm) 
Temperature:
68 °F - 82.4 °F (20°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Zoobenthos, Zooplankton 
Tank:
109.99 gal (~ 500L) 
Difficulty:
Experts only! Very hard to keep 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-05-20 04:35:14 

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Apterygocampus epinnulatus, Weber, 1913

Apterygocampus epinnulatus, also called Tiny pipefish, are found in the Central Western Pacific, Indonesia, the Philippines to Papua New Guinea, in mudflats and not to deep lagoons up to 10 m depth, mostly between soft corals of the family Briareum or in sparse seagrass beds.

The Tiny pipefish is Ovoviviparous. These animals produce eggs, but instead of laying the eggs, the eggs develop within the mother's body.

Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Species: Apterygocampus epinnulatus


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