Fish Species

Banded Pipefish

Banded Pipefish - Description

The Banded Pipefish is also commonly known as the ringed pipefish. The pipefish belongs to the same family as the seahorse (Syngnathidae).

Like the seahorse, the female pipefish lays her eggs in the males pouch, he then fertilises them and incubates the eggs until the fry hatch.

Popular Name: Banded Pipefish
Species: Dunkerocampus dactyliophorus

Profile of the Banded Pipefish

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

  • Size: Up to 19cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1 to 8.4. Temp: 22 to 25 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried, Frozen or Flaked Food

  • Temperament: Peaceful

  • Habitat: Marine reef dweller at depths of up to 56m

  • Behaviour: Good addition to community tank

  • Range: Indo-Pacific Ocean

Scientific Classification of the Banded 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: Dunkerocampus dactyliophorus

  • Popular Name: Banded Pipefish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Gasterosteiformes

  • Family: Syngnathidae

Marine Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Banded 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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