Dunckerocampus dactyliophorus (Syngnathidae), FB

Dunckerocampus dactyliophorus
Male
©JPH
Dunckerocampus dactyliophorus
Adult
©BH
Dunckerocampus dactyliophorus
Adult
©BH
Dunckerocampus dactyliophorus
Subadult
©BH

Identification

Confidence: high

There are a few pipefishes with light and dark bands. The most similar is D. naia. Dr. Rudie Kuiter explained that that species has wider bands at the posterior end of the body. With age coloration of D. dactyliophorus changes with the number of bands on the snout increasing and the white spot in the caudal becoming smaller or disappearing.


Sighting localities

Sighting depth range

Depth range: 3.8099999999999996 - 23.93

Sighting temperature range

Temperature range: 26.0 - 29.0


Created by: Bart Hazes
Last update: 2023-11-26