Maroubra perserrata (Whitley, 1948)

Common Name: 
Sawtooth Pipefish
Distribution: 

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.

References: 

Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=maroubra+perserrata. Accessed 07/06/18.

FishBase. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018. World Wide Web electronic publication. https://fishbase.ca/summary/Maroubra-perserrata.html. Accessed 07/06/18.