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Corythoichthys intestinalis


Corythoichthys intestinalis, known commonly as the scribbled pipefish, is a species of marine fish in the family Syngnathidae. Other common names used include banded pipefish, Australian banded pipefish, Australian messmate pipefish and messmate pipefish. The Scribbled pipefish is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the central Indo-Pacific region. The Scribbled pipefish is a small fish and can reach a maximum size of 16 centimetres (6.3 in) total length.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • IUCN Red List Assessment, Corythoichthys intestinalis

    These declines are due to coastal development; destructive fishing practices such as dynamite use and bottom trawling; pollution; sedimentation; and the effects of climate change including increased sea surface temperatures and ocean acidification (Bruno and Selig 2007; Carpenter et al. 2008; De’Ath et al. 2012).

    These coral reefs that this species inhabits would likely benefit from national and international efforts to mitigate climate change.

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