Western Hairy Pipefish, Urocampus guentheri Duncker 1909

Other Names: Günther’s Pipefish

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Bray, D.J. 2022, Urocampus guentheri in Fishes of Australia, accessed 22 Jun 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/5663

Western Hairy Pipefish, Urocampus guentheri Duncker 1909

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Laura Bay near Ceduna, South Australia, to the Perth region (and possibly north to Shark Bay), Western Australia.

Species Citation

Urocampus guentheri Duncker 1909, Syngnathidae. in Die Fauna Südwest-Australiens 2(15): 242, Fig. 1. Type locality: Under Canning Bridge, Canning River, Perth, Western Australia, 32°02'S, 115°49'E (neotype).


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Western Hairy Pipefish, Urocampus guentheri Duncker 1909


Araki, M.A. & Motomura, H. 2022. Review of the Indo‑West Pacific pipefish genus Urocampus (Syngnathidae), with descriptions of two new species. Ichthyological Research  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10228-022-00872-3

Chenoweth, S.F., Hughes, J.M. & Connolly, R.C. 2002. Phylogeography of the pipefish, Urocampus carinirostris, suggests secondary intergradation of ancient lineages. Marine Biology 141(3): 541-547. (as Urocampus carinirostris)

Dawson, C.E. 1980. The Indo-Pacific pipefish genus Urocampus (Syngnathidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 93(3): 830-844 figs 1-4 (as Urocampus carinirostris, in part)

Dawson, C.E. 1985. Indo-Pacific Pipefishes (Red Sea to the Americas). Ocean Springs (Mississippi) : Gulf Coast Research Laboratory 230 pp. 293 figs pl. 1. (as Urocampus carinirostris, in part)

Dawson, C.E. 1994. Family Syngnathidae. pp. 440-475 figs 391-426 in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs. (as Urocampus carinirostris, in part)

Duncker, G. 1909. Pisces, 1. Teil : Syngnathidae. pp. 231-250 in Michaelsen, W. & Hartmeyer, R. (eds). Die Fauna Südwest-Australiens. Jena : G. Fischer Vol. 2. (see ref at BHL)

Humphries, P., Hyndes, G.A. & Potter, I.C. 1992. Comparisons between the diets of distant taxa (Teleost and Cormorant) in an Australian estuary. Estuaries 15(3): 327-334. (as Urocampus carinirostris)

Kendrick, A.J. & Hyndes, G.A. 2005. Variations in the dietary compositions of morphologically diverse syngnathid fishes. Environmental Biology of Fishes 72: 415-427. (as Urocampus carinirostris)

Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Seahorses, Pipefishes and Their Relatives. Chorleywood, UK : TMC Publishing 240 pp. 

Kuiter, R.H. 2008. Syngnathidae. pp. 448-479 in Gomon, M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp. (as Urocampus carinirostris, in part)

Kuiter, R.H. 2009. Seahorses and their relatives. Seaford, Australia : Aquatic Photographics pp. 331. 

Gomon, M.F. & Neira, F.J. 1998. Syngnathidae: pipefishes and seahorses. pp. 122-131 in Neira, F.J., Miskiewicz, A.G. & Trnski, T. Larvae of temperate Australian fishes: laboratory guide for larval fish identification. Nedlands, Western Australia : University of Western Australia press 474 pp. (as Urocampus carinirostris, in part)

Neira, F.J., Potter, I.C. & Bradley, J.S. 1992. Seasonal and spatial changes in the larval fish fauna within a large temperate Australian estuary. Marine Biology 112: 1-16 (as Urocampus carinirostris)

Neira, F.J. & Potter, I.C. 1992. Movement of larval fishes through the entrance channel of a seasonally open estuary in Western Australia. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 35: 213-224 (as Urocampus carinirostris)

Neira, F.J. & Potter, I.C. 1992. The ichthyoplankton of a seasonally closed estuary in temperate Australia. Does an extended period of opening influence species composition? Journal of Fish Biology 41: 935-953 (as Urocampus carinirostris)

Neira, F.J. & Potter, I.C. 1994. The larval fish assemblage of the Nornalup-Walpole estuary, a permanently open estuary on the southern coast of Western Australia. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research (45): 1193-1207 (as Urocampus carinirostris)

Scott, T.D., Glover, C.J.M. & Southcott, R.V. 1974. The Marine and Freshwater Fishes of South Australia. Adelaide : Government Printer 392 pp. figs. (as Urocampus carinirostris)

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