Scientific Name
Campichthys nanus  
Campichthys nanus小曲海龍
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Author Dawson, 1977 Depth 0 - 10M
Chinese 小曲海龍 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 海龍科 Economic Fish No 
Family F295 Syngnathidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 小曲海龍 
Max Length 2.5 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 海龍 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Pinda, Mozambique 
Reference Shao, K.T., J.P. Chen and S.C. Shen, 1992. Marine fishes of the Ken-Ting National Park. Ken-Ting National Park Headquaters Construction and Planning Administration Ministry of Interior: 427 pp. (in Chinese);Fishbase(2005);The Live Marine Resources of the   Dawson, C. E. 1977 
Specimen List ASIZP0062057.  
Common Name Pipefish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body typically slender and elongate, without scales, encased in a series of bony rings. Superior and inferior trunk ridges continuous with their respective tail ridges, lateral trunk ridge ends midlaterally between last trunk ring and 4th tail ring. Median dorsal snout ridge with two separated crests, not elevated, continuous or plate-like. Rings 13 + 26-27; dorsal-fin rays 18-19; pectoral-fin rays 8-9, caudal-fin rays 10. Body tan to brownish, some fish with 5 narrow pale bars crossing dorsum of trunk.
habitats Usually live in coastal marine waters. Biology unknown. 
Distribution known only from the vicinity of Pinda, Mozambique and Ken-Ting, southern Taiwan. 
Utility These small, rare fishes are of no importance to fisheries.