Scientific Name
Cosmocampus banneri  
Cosmocampus banneri班氏環宇海龍
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Herald & Randall, 1972) Depth 0 - 30M
Chinese 班氏環宇海龍 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 海龍科 Economic Fish No 
Family F295 Syngnathidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 斑氏環宇海龍 
Max Length 5.8 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 海龍 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality About 1/2 mile off harbor of Ishigaki City, Ishigaki Island, Ryukyu Islands [Western North Pacific], depth 20-35 feet 
Synonyms Syngnathus banneri   
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)  Herald, E. S. etc. 1972 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0056657. ASIZP0056723. NMMBP03150. NTOUP201203-231. USNM00213810.  
Common Name Roughridge pipefish; Banner's pipefish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body typically slender and elongate, without scales, encased in a series of bony rings. Superior trunk and tail ridges discontinuous; inferior trunk and tail ridges continuous; lateral trunk ridge straight, ends near anal ring. Median dorsal snout ridge with 2-4 subtriangular dorsal projections; lateral snout spine present; other median dorsal head ridges distinct, a little elevated; dermal flaps present on eye and elsewhere on head. Rings 15 + 27-31, darsal-fin rays 16-20, pectoral-fin rays 12-13. Body usually pale, with diffuse dark bars crossing belly and lower half of trunk.
habitats Found in coral reefs to depths of at least 30 m. 
Distribution Distributed from Gulf of Aqaba and East Africa to Fiji and the Ryukyu and Marshall islands. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters; Siao Liouciou, southwestern Taiwan and Lanyu, southeastern Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.