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Siokunichthys bentuviai

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Foto: Romblon Island, Romblon, Philippinen, 12 Meter Tiefe
Fotograf: Philipp Eschweiler, 2015
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Courtesy of the author Kati & Eschweiler Philipp, The Three P Holiday & Dive Resort Romblon, Philippinen Image detail


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lexID:
11334 
Scientific:
Siokunichthys bentuviai 
German:
Gebänderte Xenia-Seenadel 
English:
Barred xenia-pipefish, Xenia Coral Pipefish 
Category:
Kantnålar 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Siokunichthys (Genus) > bentuviai (Species) 
Initial determination:
Clark, 1966 
Occurrence:
Sudan, Yemen, Djibouti, Suez-Kanal, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, Adenviken, Egypten, Filippinerna, Indiska Oceanen, Indonesien, Malaysia, Röda Havet, Sulawesi (Indonesien), Västra Indiska Oceanen, Västra Stillahavet 
Sea depth:
12 Meter 
Size:
6,1 cm - 7,5 cm 
Temperature:
25°C - 28°C 
Food:
Copepods, Amphipods, Daphnia salina, Mysis, ryggradslösa djur, Skaldjur, zooplankton 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
non-toxic 
CITES:
not evaluated 
Red List:
Data deficient (DD) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-01-15 09:13:00 

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Our very special thanks for the first photo of this gorgeous little Xenia Coral Pipefish goes to Kati and Philipp Eschweiler, The Three P Holiday & Dive Resort Romblon, Philippines!
Kati found the this pipefish in a colony of Xenia soft corals and Philipp has taken this amazing photo at Romblon Island, Romblon, Philippines in 2005.

Siokunichthys bentuviai lives over sandy bottoms and in coral reefs in shallow water, where the pipefish lives among their branches, specifically seen in Xenia soft corals.
Siokunichthys bentuviai was described by 32 specimens collected in the 1960s in the Red Sea, currently there are unfortunately no further informations about its biology, ecology or population size, but scientist suppose, that this pipefish may be dependent upon soft corals of the genus Xenia.


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