Teleostei (teleosts) > Syngnathiformes
(Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae
(Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathinae
Etymology: lumnitzeri: This species is named after A. Lumnitzer, who collected the type specimens..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 6 - 30 m (Ref. 54742). Subtropical
Southwestern Pacific: known from the Sydney region (Clovelly, Cronulla and Botany Bay) and Jervis Bay.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54742)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 15-16. Superior trunk and tail ridges discontinuous; rings 11 + 43-44; subdorsal rings 2.5 + 1.5; head length 86-91% of trunk length, and angled ventrad approximately 25° from longitudinal axis of body; trunk length 18-20% TL; snout length 2.2-2.6 in HL; top of head with prominent, tall, frontal ridge. Coloration: white to dark grey wit brown to red blotches or irregular banding; sometimes uniformly burgundy-red. Fleshy appendages mostly red with grey branches or tips.
Found in semi-exposed rocky reefs, sparsely covered with bushy red-algae in which the species is extremely well camouflaged (Ref. 54742). Benthic species (Ref. 75154).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch (Ref. 205).
Kuiter, R.H., 2004. A new pygmy pipehorse (Pisces: Syngnathidae: Idiotropiscis) from eastern Australia. Rec. Aust. Mus. 56:163-165. (Ref. 54742)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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