Scientific Name
Microphis brachyurus brachyurus  
Microphis brachyurus brachyurus短尾腹囊海龍
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1853) Depth 0 - 2M
Chinese 短尾腹囊海龍 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 海龍科 Economic Fish No 
Family F295 Syngnathidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 短尾腹囊海龍 
Max Length 22 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 短尾海龍、海龍 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Benthos、Estuary、Fresh Water、Coastal  Holotype Locality Batavia, Panimbang, western Java; Priaman, western Sumatra, Indonesia 
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 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0059382. ASIZP0060062. ASIZP0068577. ASIZP0068601. ASIZP0068682. ASIZP0068697. ASIZP0068698. ASIZP0068699. ASIZP0068723. ASIZP0068803. ASIZP0068844. ASIZP0068851. ASIZP0068860. ASIZP0068861. ASIZP0068866. ASIZP0068870. ASIZP0068874. ASIZP0068875. ASIZP0072653. ASIZP0072654. ASIZP0072655. ASIZP0074894. ASIZP0805336. ASIZP0805337. ASIZP0805338. ASIZP0915336. ASIZP0915337. ASIZP0915338.  
Common Name Short-tailed pipefish; Opossum pipefish; Short-tail pipefish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
habitats Occurs in relatively shallow (25-150 cm), still to slow-flowing water. Inhabits freshwater streams, rivers and estuaries. Juveniles and subadults are usually found in estuaries while adults are found upstream in freshwater areas. Feeds on worms, crustacea 
Distribution Asia and Oceania: Sri Lanka, southern India, Nicobar Islands and eastward to Japan and the Society Islands. 
Utility Not seen in markets.