Verco's Pipefish  |  

Vanacampus vercoi


Vanacampus vercoi, also known as Verco’s pipefish is a species of marine fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae. They can be found inhabiting seaweed and seagrass beds in addition to tidepools at depths between 2–4 meters from Spencer’s Gulf to Encounter Bay, South Australia. Their diet likely consists of small crustaceans such as amphipods and copepods. Reproduction occurs through ovoviviparity in which the males brood eggs before giving live birth.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • IUCN Red List Assessment, Vanacampus vercoi

    Vincent have both undergone historical declines in seagrass habitat due to development; pollution; and the effects of climate change (Seddon et al. 2000; Westphalen et al. 2005; Tanner et al. 2014); although these declines occurred over greater than 50 years far greater than three generation lengths for this species.