Re: NANFA-- Syngnathus sp

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sun, 21 Jan 2001 12:31:31 -0500

>I have one question:
>Is any freshwater Syngnathus species in North America? If yes does
>anyone succeeded to photograph the courtship sequences?
>Thanks sorin damian

The closest thing to a freshwater _Syngnathus_ I can think of would be the
Opossum Pipefish, _Microphis brachyurus lineatus_ which breeds in fresh
waters on the east coast of Florida in Indian River County. Usually this is
a migratory western Atlantic species, but this population (or sub-species)
breeds in fresh waters.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

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