Acentronura gracilissima (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)
Bastard seahorse
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Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
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Environment:  reef-associated
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Restricted to areas around Japan and Indochina but there are records from the central and western Indian Ocean.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-16. Rings: 13+44-46.
Biology:  Found among seaweed and near the base of red algae on shallow rocky reefs (Ref. 637). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 April 2016 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 30.04.93
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 19.11.04

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