Scientific Name
Doryichthys boaja  
Doryichthys boaja寶珈槍吻海龍
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1851) Depth 0 - 10M
Chinese 寶珈槍吻海龍 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 海龍科 Economic Fish No 
Family F295 Syngnathidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 寶珈槍吻海龍 
Max Length 41 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 寶珈海龍、海龍 
Distribution in World Taiwan、China、South East Asia   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Benthos、Estuary、Fresh Water、Lagoon、
Holotype Locality Bandjarmasin, Borneo, Indonesia 
Synonyms Doryichthys spinosus, Microphis boaja, Syngnathus boaja, Syngnathus jullieni, Syngnathus zonatus   
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)  Bleeker, P. 1851 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0055695. ASIZP0068867. ASIZP0068877. ASIZP0072935. ASIZP0072936. ASIZP0805560. ASIZP0805561. ASIZP0915560. ASIZP0915561. NTUM04220.  
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100%
Common Name Pipe fish; Long-snouted 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; principal body riddges somewhat elevated, the posterior angles of rings produced to prominent spine-like points; dorsal-fin origin on trunk, the fin-base not elevated; scutella without longitudinal keels; without dermal flaps. Rings 22-24 + 32-38, darsal-fin rays 43-65, pectoral-fin rays 22-27. Conspicuous color pattern in life with alternating blue and brown bars.
habitats Largest freshwater pipefish. Found in rivers and streams. Feeds on small crustaceans, worms and insects. 
Distribution Distributed in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam, China and Taiwan. It is found in southwestern and northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Not seen in markets.