Teleostei (teleosts) > Syngnathiformes
(Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae
(Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathinae
Etymology: Bulbonaricus: Latin, bulbus, -i = bulb + Latin, naricus = nose.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - ? m (Ref. 5316). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: known only from Pangani, Maziwi Islands, Tanzania.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 4 - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5316)
The type material was collected amongst the coral Galaxea clavus. Males may be mature at 4.35 cm SL. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch (Ref. 205).
Dawson, C.E., 1985. Indo-Pacific pipefishes (Red Sea to the Americas). The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA. (Ref. 5316)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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