Scientific Name
Halicampus macrorhynchus  
Halicampus macrorhynchus大吻海蠋魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Bamber, 1915 Depth 0 - 25M
Chinese 大吻海蠋魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 海龍科 Economic Fish No 
Family F295 Syngnathidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 大吻海蠋魚 
Max Length 17 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 巨吻海龍、海龍 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Suez, Egypt, Gulf of Suez, Red Sea 
Synonyms Phanerotokeus gohari   
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)  Ruth C. Bamber 1915 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0056534.  
Common Name Ornate 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 1.5-1.9 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 with an irregular distribution of minute spines and short ridge-like projections; lateral snout spines present; dorsal rim of orbit clearly elevated, flared somewhat laterad, more or less truncate distally; opercle with a complete longitudinal ridge; scutella without longitudinal keels; dermal flaps well developed on head and body. Rings 14-15 + 25-27, darsal-fin rays 18-19, pectoral-fin rays 16-19. Colour variable, brown to pinkish red with whitish mottling or barring.
habitats Inhabits reef flats where it is found in seagrass areas, among coral rubble and algae-covered rocks. Juveniles with round-leafed seagrasses on sand slopes, usually settling from pelagic state at about 8 cm long. Adults on sand or algae covered reefs to ab 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from northern Red Sea, Indonesia off Sumbawa Islands, Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea to New Britain Islands and Guadalcanal Islands in the Solomon Islands, north to Japan and south to Queensland in Australia. It is f 
Utility No commercial value.