Scientific Name
Microphis leiaspis  
Microphis leiaspis無棘腹囊海龍
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1853) Depth 0 - 2M
Chinese 無棘腹囊海龍 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 海龍科 Economic Fish No 
Family F295 Syngnathidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 無棘腹囊海龍 
Max Length 19 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 無棘海龍、海龍 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North East 
Habitats Benthos、Estuary、Fresh Water、Coastal  Holotype Locality Jakarta [Batavia], Java, Indonesia 
Synonyms Coelonotus leiaspis, Coelonotus liaspis, Coelonotus vaillantii, Hemithylacus leiaspis, Siphostoma yoshi, Synghnathus yoshi, Syngnathus budi, Syngnathus leiaspis   
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 ASIZP0055560. ASIZP0057559. ASIZP0068845. ASIZP0068852. ASIZP0068879. ASIZP0072746. ASIZP0072747. ASIZP0075291. ASIZP0805428. ASIZP0805429. ASIZP0915428. ASIZP0915429. FRIP21497. NMMBP05984. NMMBP08543. NMNSF01076.  
Barcode2012-10-15,張家豪,CO1,100% 2012-10-15,張家豪,CO1,100%
Common Name Barhead 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 2.2-2.6 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; longitudinal opercle ridgevestigial or absent, lateral and inferior trunk ridges indistinct; withiut supplemental ridges on trunk; scutella without longitudinal keels; dermal flaps absent. Rings 16-18(usually 17)+ 30-34, darsal-fin rays 53-56, pectoral-fin rays 16-20. Pouch plates a litter convergent in brooding males. Largely plain and without distinctive markings, scutella sometimes narrowly margined with brown.
habitats Found in streams, rivers, and estuaries. Males may be brooding at 11.25 cm SL. 
Distribution Africa: occurs in Madagascar. Southeast Asia and Oceania: Japan south to Indonesia and east to New Caledonia and Fiji. It is found in eastern and northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.