Category: Fishes | Resource

Crocodile-tooth pipefish, Microphis cuncalus (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. cuncalus

Synonyms Doryichthys chokderi Rahman, 1976 Doryichthys cuncalus (Hamilton, 1822) Paramicrophis schmidti Klausewitz, 1955 Syngnathus cuncalus Hamilton, 1822

Common/local names English: Crocodile-tooth pipefish Bangladesh: Kumirer khil (কুমিরের খিল) and Kuna kumirer khil (কুনা কুমিরের খিল) India: Kunnur-dant (Orissa) (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

Distributions: Bangladesh, India (West Bengal, …read more