Teleostei (teleosts) > Syngnathiformes
(Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae
(Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathinae
Etymology: Mitotichthys: Greek, mitis, -e = soft + Greek, ous, otis = ear + Greek, ichthys = fish.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 9 - 18 m (Ref. 5316). Subtropical
Southwest Pacific: New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 12 - ? cm
Max length : 15.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5316)
Lives among kelp, sometimes among floating Sargassum. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Males may be brooding at 12.15 cm SL.
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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