Festucalex wassi Dawson, 1977
Wass’ pipefish
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Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
Max. size:  7.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 2 - 50 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Fiji and American Samoa.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Males may be brooding at 6.95 cm SL.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 07 January 2016 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 05.02.98
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 17.04.15

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