Scientific Name
Microphis manadensis  
Microphis manadensis印尼腹囊海龍
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1856) Depth 0 - 2M
Chinese 印尼腹囊海龍 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 海龍科 Economic Fish No 
Family F295 Syngnathidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 印尼腹囊海龍 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 印尼海龍、海龍 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North 
Habitats Benthos、Estuary、Fresh Water、Coastal  Holotype Locality Manado, Sulawesi [Celebes], Indonesia 
Synonyms Doryichthys bernsteini, Doryichthys stictorhynchus, Syngnathus manadensis   
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 ASIZP0055237.  
Common Name Short-tailed pipefish; Menado pipefish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body typically slender and elongate, without scales, encased in a series of bony rings. Snout longer, its length 1.8-2.0 in HL. Superior trunk and tail ridges discontinuous, the trunk ridge sometimes arches dorsad on subdorsal rings; inferior trunk ridge ends at anal ring; lateral trunk ridge confluent with inferior tail ridge. Median dorsal snout ridge low, entire; opercle with a complete longitudinal ridge, with supplemental ridges below the longitudinal ridge; scutella without longitudinal keels; dermal flaps absent. Rings 20-22(usually 21)+ 24-26, darsal-fin rays 37-44, pectoral-fin rays 18-21. Pouch plates sometimes slighrly convergent in brooding males. Usually with a dark lateral trunk on head, and a broad dark stripe above the lateral trunk ridge which is impinged on above by 5-6 pale blotches.
habitats Mostly found in streams or rivers, some as far as 30 km upstream from the mouth. 
Distribution Asia and Oceania: Indonesia, Taiwan, Palau, New Guinea, and Solomon Islands. Also reported from the Philippines. It is found in northwestern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.