Orange-spotted Pipefish, Ocellated Pipefish  |  

Corythoichthys ocellatus


Corythoichthys ocellatus, the ocellated pipefish or orange-spotted pipefish, is a marine pipefish found in the western Pacific Ocean. Belonging to the family Syngnathidae, it grows up to 10 cm long, and is found in the first 12 m of the warm tropical seas off the coast of Australia. Ovoviviparous, the male carries the eggs in a brood pouch found under the tail.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • IUCN Red List Assessment, Corythoichthys ocellatus

    It’s likely the species would benefit from international efforts to mitigate climate change.

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