Syngnathus taenionotus Canestrini, 1871
Pesce ago,  Pesce ago Adriatico
Syngnathus taenionotus
photo by Habluetzel, P.

Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
Max. size:  19 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine
Distribution:  Mediterranean Sea: northwestern Adriatic Sea.
Diagnosis:  Can be diagnosed by having snout depth 6-8 times in its length and snout length more than half of head length (Ref. 59043).
Biology:  Found mostly amongst detritus or vegetation over shallow muddy bottom (Ref. 6733). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 14 March 2016 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Type locality: Laguna Veneta [Venice], Italy (Ref. 26282).

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