Teleostei (teleosts) > Syngnathiformes
(Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae
(Pipefishes and seahorses) > Nerophinae
Etymology: Maroubra: Vernacular name, Australia; marou = pathway + ora = place, country; it is the aboriginal route from Botany to Port Jackson.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 28 - 30 m (Ref. 5316). Temperate
Northwest Pacific: Honshu Island, Japan.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 15 - ? cm
Max length : 16.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5316)
Found in rock crevices or caves. Probably reaching 17-18 cm SL. Males mature at about 15 cm SL. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205).
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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