Corythoichthys amplexus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae

Scientific Name: Corythoichthys amplexus
Species Authority: Dawson & Randall, 1975
Common Name(s):
English Brown-banded Pipefish, Fijian Banded Pipefish, Redbanded Pipefish
Taxonomic Source(s): Dawson, C. E. 1977. Review of the pipefish genus Corythoichthys with description of three new species. Copeia 1977(2).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-01-27
Assessor(s): Fritzsche, R., Matsuura, K., Allen, G., Collette, B., Nelson, J., Dooley, J., Carpenter, K., Bartnik, S., Robinson, E. & Morgan, S.K.
Reviewer(s): Collen, B., Richman, N., Beresford, A., Chenery, A. & Ram, M.
Contributor(s): De Silva, R., Milligan, H., Lutz, M., Batchelor, A., Jopling, B., Kemp, K., Lewis, S., Lintott, P., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Smith, J. & Livingston, F.
Corythoichthys amplexus has been assessed as Least Concern. This wide-ranging species is not known to be significantly impacted by any major threats although maybe undergoing localised declines due to coral reef degradation.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Corythoichthys amplexus is distributed from the Gulf of Oman and Seychelles, eastwards to the Somoa Islands. This species is distributed in the western Pacific from the Ryukyu Islands to the Great Barrier Reef. C. amplexus is also known from Fiji (type locality).
Countries occurrence:
American Samoa (American Samoa); Australia; Fiji; Indonesia; Japan (Nansei-shoto); New Caledonia; Oman; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Samoa; Seychelles
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Indian Ocean – western; Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – northwest; Pacific – western central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):31
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for Corythoichthys amplexus.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Corythoichthys amplexus is a demersal species typically found in the tropics and subtropics to a maximum depth of 31 m. It is known from coral reefs, lagoons, harbours, and open sandy-flats. Also reported on rubble along edges of reefs (Kuiter 2000) and in patch reefs surrounded by sandy flats (Nanami and Nishihira 2002). Males carry the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Corythoichthys amplexus has no known major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species-specific conservation measures in place for Corythoichthys amplexus, however its distribution may coincide with a number of marine protected areas including the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

All sygnathids are subject to export controls of the Coomonwealth Wildlife Protection (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1982 since 1998.

All syngnathids and solenostomids are listed as marine species under s248 of the EPBC Act 1999.

Citation: Fritzsche, R., Matsuura, K., Allen, G., Collette, B., Nelson, J., Dooley, J., Carpenter, K., Bartnik, S., Robinson, E. & Morgan, S.K. 2010. Corythoichthys amplexus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T155165A4733722. . Downloaded on 26 October 2016.
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