Gulf pipefish

A group of up to a half dozen adult gulf pipefish can be kept in a 10-gallon tank. The tank should be set up with a substrate of crushed coral, oyster shell or another marine aquarium substrate. More

Macrohabitat: Gulf pipefish are commonly found in shallow, highly vegetated, shoreline areas of clear, tannin-stained streams and rivers (Hellier 1967; Herald and Dawson 1972), and occurs often in estuarine sea grass beds (Joseph 1957; Brown-Peterson et al. 1993). More

The gulf pipefish, Syngnathus scovelli, is a slender, elongate fish that grows to 6 inches. It ranges from Florida and Louisiana through the Gulf of Mexico, Central and South America to Brazil (Targett 1984, Amos and Amos 1997). It typically inhabits shallow (35 mm) of S. More

the gulf pipefish occupy the inner surf-zone of the Praia do Iate are brought to the shallows accidentally when the specimens were inhabiting drifting vegetation. Key words: parental care, brood pouch, sex role reversal, surf zone, detached algae. More

The gulf pipefish is a slender, elongate fish that grows 3.5 – 6 inches, with females generally larger than males. to 6 inches. More

A new gene discovered in the gulf pipefish hints as to how a family of fish came to adopt male pregnancy. Male gulf pipefish—a member of the seahorse family—receive eggs from their female counterparts, then fertilize and carry them in a protective pouch. More

A gene discovered in the gulf pipefish hints that a gene already busy with kidney and liver function may have learned new tricks in the male womb, said April Harlin-Cognato, a biologist at Michigan State University, and her colleagues. More

Gulf pipefish are a member of the same family as seahorses. They look like seahorses without the curved tails. As in seahorses, male pipefish accept eggs from the females, fertilize them and carry them in pouches. More

Gulf pipefish are a member of the same family as seahorses, which they in fact resemble, except for the curved tails. More

Order : Syngnathiformes
Family : Syngnathidae
Genus : Syngnathus
Species : Syngnathus scovelli
Authority : Evermann and Kendall, 1896