Maroubra perserrata (Whitley, 1948)

Common Name: 
Sawtooth Pipefish

Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to southern Australia it is found from northern New South Wales, to south western Western Australia and including Tasmania.

Ecological Notes: 

Frequents offshore islands, coastal marine rocky reefs and estuaries. Depth to at least 15 m.

Additional Notes: 

A small cryptic species not often encountered. As with other pipehorses, the male has a brood pouch just under the tail where it carries the eggs. Grows to about 8 cm.


Atlas of Living Australia website at Accessed 07/06/18.

FishBase. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018. World Wide Web electronic publication. Accessed 07/06/18.