Microphis mento (Bleeker, 1856)
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Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Nerophinae
Max. size:  15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish
Distribution:  Asia: the Philippines and Indonesia (Sulawesi). Recorded from Papua New Guinea (Ref. 2847).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 62-74
Biology:  Adults are found in rivers, while juveniles may come from estuarine areas. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 November 2015 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 26.03.93
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 01.12.04
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 01.06.00

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