Solegnathus robustus McCulloch, 1911
Robust pipehorse
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Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
Max. size:  35 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 42 - 68 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: endemic to southern Australia.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurs in coastal waters. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Males known to brood at 31.4 cm TL.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 May 2016 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 09.02.98
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 10.12.04

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