Ichthyocampus carce (Hamilton, 1822)
Ichthyocampus carce
photo by FAO

Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
Max. size:  15 cm (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine, amphidromous
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: west coast of India to Indonesia.
Biology:  Inhabits relatively still waters (Ref. 12693). Most frequently found in rivers, streams and estuaries. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Males maybe brooding at 7.8 cm SL (Ref. 5316). Feeds on worms, crustaceans and small zooplankton. Not seen in markets (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 28 August 2016 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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