Category: Fishes | Resource | Threatened fishes

Deocata pipefish, Microphis deocata (Hamilton, 1822)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Gasterosteiformes (Sticklebacks) Family: Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses) Subfamily: Syngnathinae (Pipefishes) Genus: Microphis Species: M. deocata

Synonyms Doryichthys deocata (Hamilton, 1822) Syngnathus deocata Hamilton, 1822

Common/local names English: Deocata pipefish Bangladesh: Kumirer khil (কুমিরের খিল) and Kota kumirer khil (কোটা কুমিরের খিল)

Distributions: Bangladesh and India (North Bengal Bihar and Assam) (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991; IUCN Bangladesh, 2000).

Conservation status: Endangered in …read more