Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Gasterosteiformes  
 Family Syngnathidae  
 Genus Doryichthys  
  Doryichthys boaja  (Bleeker, 1851) 
Provider: P. L. Lin 
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Synonyms:Doryichthys spinosusMicrophis boajaSyngnathus boajaSyngnathus jullieniSyngnathus zonatus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2005);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)
Character: Body typically slender and elongate, without scales, encased in a series of bony rings. Snout short. Superior trunk and tail ridges discontinuous; inferior trunk and tail ridges continuous; lateral trunk ridge straight, ends near anal ring. Median dorsal snout ridge low, entired; principal body riddges somewhat elevated, the posterior angles of rings produced to prominent spine-like points; dorsal-fin origin on trunk, the fin-base not elevated; scutella without longitudinal keels; without dermal flaps. Rings 22-24 + 32-38, darsal-fin rays 43-65, pectoral-fin rays 22-27. Conspicuous color pattern in life with alternating blue and brown bars. 
Habitat: Largest freshwater pipefish. Found in rivers and streams. Feeds on small crustaceans, worms and insects. 
Distribution: Distributed in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam, China and Taiwan. It is found in southwestern and northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Not seen in markets. 
Name Code: 381106
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