Depth range (m): 5 - 5
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Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:3
Specimens with Barcodes:3
Species With Barcodes:2
Histiogamphelus is a genus of fish of the family syngnathidae endemic to the southern coast of Australia and Tasmania. They have a characteristic "crest" on the snout, distinguishing them from pipefish which are of the same family. Their brown-tan coloration mimics the Posidonia sea grass which covers their habitat. Like all syngnathids, the male broods the eggs in a brood pouch (in this genus located under the tail).
There are currently two recognized species in this genus:
- Histiogamphelus briggsii McCulloch, 1914 (Briggs' pipefish)
- Histiogamphelus cristatus (W. J. Macleay, 1881) (Macleay's crested pipefish)
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