Scientific Name
Corythoichthys flavofasciatus  
Corythoichthys flavofasciatus黃帶冠海龍
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Rüppell, 1838) Depth 0 - 25M
Chinese 黃帶冠海龍 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 海龍科 Economic Fish No 
Family F295 Syngnathidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 黃帶冠海龍 
Max Length 12 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 黃帶海龍、海龍 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality El Tûr, north of Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, Gulf of Suez, Red Sea, depth 0-9.1 meters 
Synonyms Corithoichthys flavofasciatus, Corythoichthys fasciatus, Corythoichthys flavo-fasciatus, Corythoichthys sealei, Corythoichthys serrulifer, Corythroichthys sealei, Syngnathus flavofasciatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2005);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0055708. NTUM06457.  
Common Name Network pipefish; Banded pipefish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body typically slender and elongate, without scales, encased in a series of bony rings. Snout short. Superior trunk and tail ridges discontinuous; inferior trunk and tail ridges continuous; lateral trunk ridge straight, ends near anal ring. Median dorsal snout ridge low, entired; opercle with a complete longitudinal ridge; scutella without longitudinal keels; without dermal flaps. Rings 15-17 + 32-39, darsal-fin rays 26-36, pectoral-fin rays 13-17. Head with prominent lateral stripes; body with narrow reticulate bars.
habitats Found among algal-matted rock and living corals of lagoon and seaward reefs from the low tide line to a depth of 25 m or more. 
Distribution Distributed from Red Sea and East Africa to the Tuamoto Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and the Austral Islands; throughout Micronesia. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters and Lyudao, southeastern Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.