Fish Species

Crocodile Tooth Pipefish

Crocodile Tooth Pipefish - Description

The Crocodile Tooth Pipefish belongs to the Syngnathidae family which is the same as Seahorses and like the Seahorse, the female pipefish will lay her eggs in the males pouch which is located under the tail.

The male will then fertilise the eggs and incubate and care for them until they hatch. The Pipefish gets its name from its 'pipe like' snout.

Popular Name: Crocodile Tooth Pipefish
Species: Microphis cuncalus

Profile of the Crocodile Tooth Pipefish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Crocodile Tooth Pipefish species.

  • Size: Up to 20cm

  • Diet / Feeding: Mysis Shrimp, Ghost Shrimp, Brine Shrimp

  • Temperament: Peaceful

  • Habitat: Rivers and Estuaries

  • Behaviour: Very weak swimmer

  • Range: Asia: Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh

Scientific Classification of the Crocodile Tooth Pipefish

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Microphis cuncalus

  • Popular Name: Crocodile Tooth Pipefish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Syngnathiformes

  • Family: Syngnathidae


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Facts about Fish Species - Crocodile Tooth Pipefish

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

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