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Choeroichthys suillus


Choeroichthys suillus (pigsnout pipefish or barred short-bodied pipefish) is a species of marine fish of the family Syngnathidae. It is endemic to Australia, occurring from Perth, along northern Australia, to southern Queensland. It lives in coral reefs to a depth of 14 metres (46 ft), where it can grow to lengths of 6 centimetres (2.4 in). This species is ovoviviparous, with males carrying eggs and giving birth to live young. Within the reef it is found among coral rubble.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • IUCN Red List Assessment, Choeroichthys suillus

    Threats (see Appendix for additional information) The major threat to wild populations of Choeroichthys suillus is coral reef habitat loss due to coastal development; pollution; destructive fishing practices; and climate change (Bruno and Selig 2007; Carpenter et al. 2008; De’Ath et al. 2012; Normile 2016).

    This species would likely benefit from international efforts to mitigate climate change.

    One third of reef building corals face elevated extinction risk from climate change and local impacts.