Scientific Name
Trachyrhamphus serratus  
Trachyrhamphus serratus鋸粗吻海龍
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850) Depth 15 - 100M
Chinese 鋸粗吻海龍 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 海龍科 Economic Fish No 
Family F295 Syngnathidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 鋸粗吻海龍 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 海龍 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Syngnathus serratus   
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 AMNH90066. ASIZP0055203. ASIZP0055350. ASIZP0055542. ASIZP0055577. ASIZP0059727. ASIZP0059949. ASIZP0060172. ASIZP0060492. ASIZP0061844. ASIZP0061962. ASIZP0062917. ASIZP0065887. ASIZP0066007. ASIZP0070186. ASIZP0070456. ASIZP0075157. ASIZP0800652. ASIZP0800705. ASIZP0806633. ASIZP0900228. ASIZP0900500. ASIZP0910652. ASIZP0910705. ASIZP0916633. FRIP01158. FRIP01159. GCRL13872. NMMBP00915. NMMBP03304. NMMBP06103. NMMSTP01677. NMNSF00477. NTMP0046. NTMP1222. NTUM03808. NTUM06230. ...List all 42 records... 
Barcode2008-03-24,張家豪,CO1,100% 2014-10-30,Kwang-Tsao Shao,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Saw 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 2.2-2.8 in HL. Superior trunk and tail ridges discontinuous, the trunk ridge arches dorsad on subdorsal rings; inferior trunk ridge ends at anal ring; lateral trunk ridge confluent with inferior tail ridge. Median dorsal snout ridge a litter elevated above nares, entire to irregularly denticulate; opercle with a low,complete or incomplete,ridge angled upward toward gill opening; scutella without longitudinal keels; dermal flaps present or absent in adults. Rings 21-23 + 41-48, darsal-fin rays 24-29, pectoral-fin rays 14-18. Mainly brownish; the snout sometimes pale near tip; the body plain or mottled, usually with 12-13 dark bars, separated by 3-4 ring pale interspaces, crossing dorsum and side.
habitats Inhabits gravelly bottom around rocky reefs. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from southern India and Sri Lanka to Korea and Japan. It is common in waters around Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.