Pipefishes of the Syngnathid Genus Dunckerocampus (Sygnathiformes: Sygnathidae) with a description of a New Species from the Indian Ocean

Rudie H. Kuiter

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 81-84, Volume 3, Issue 2 – September 1998

Whitley, 1933, is recognised as valid pipefish genus, rather than a sub-genus of Doryrhamphus Kaup, 1856, as treated by Dawson, 1985. A new species, D. boylei, with a distinctive broadly-banded pattern is described from the Indian Ocean, bringing the total number of species in the genus to six. Notes and underwater photographs of species occurring sympatric with D. boylei are provided.

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Dawson C.E. 1981. Review of the Indo-Pacific Pipefish Genus Doryrhamphus Kaup (Pisces: Syngnathidae), with Descriptions of a New Species and a Subspecies. Ichthyological Bulletin of the J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, Republic of South Africa. Number 44:1-27.

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