Northern Hairy Pipefsh, Urocampus paucianulus Araki & Motomura 2022

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Bray, D.J. 2022, Urocampus paucianulus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 29 May 2024,

Northern Hairy Pipefsh, Urocampus paucianulus Araki & Motomura 2022

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Flynn Reef, off Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, to Pittwater, New South Wales. Elsewhere the species occurs in the Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea.


Urocampus carinirostris clade B: Chenoweth et al. 2002: 541 (eastern Australia from Gladstone Harbour to Bells Creek) 
Urocampus carinirostris (Urocampus coelorhynchus): Kuiter 2009: 283, fig. K (Moreton Bay, Queensland) 
Urocampus coelorhynchus (not of Günther): Kuiter and Debelius 2006: 173, unnumbered fig. Queensland)


Bray, D.J. 2022


Atlas of Living Australia

Northern Hairy Pipefsh, Urocampus paucianulus Araki & Motomura 2022


Araki, M.A. & Motomura, H. 2022. Review of the Indo‑West Pacific pipefish genus Urocampus (Syngnathidae), with descriptions of two new species. Ichthyological Research

Chenoweth, S., Hughes, J. & Connolly, R. 2002. Phylogeography of the pipefish, Urocampus carinirostris, suggests secondary intergradation of ancient lineages. Marine Biology 141.

Johnson, J.W. 2010. Fishes of the Moreton Bay Marine Park and adjacent continental shelf waters, Queensland, Australia. pp. 299-353 in Davie, P.J.F. & Phillips, J.A. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Marine Biological Workshop, The Marine Fauna and Flora of Moreton Bay. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 54(3) (as Urocampus carinirostris)

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

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CAAB Code:37282146

Depth:0-3 m

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