Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Gasterosteiformes  
 Family Syngnathidae  
 Genus Trachyrhamphus  
  Trachyrhamphus serratus  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850) 
Provider: P. L. Lin 
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Synonyms:Syngnathus serratus  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 longer, its length 2.2-2.8 in HL. Superior trunk and tail ridges discontinuous, the trunk ridge arches dorsad on subdorsal rings; inferior trunk ridge ends at anal ring; lateral trunk ridge confluent with inferior tail ridge. Median dorsal snout ridge a litter elevated above nares, entire to irregularly denticulate; opercle with a low,complete or incomplete,ridge angled upward toward gill opening; scutella without longitudinal keels; dermal flaps present or absent in adults. Rings 21-23 + 41-48, darsal-fin rays 24-29, pectoral-fin rays 14-18. Mainly brownish; the snout sometimes pale near tip; the body plain or mottled, usually with 12-13 dark bars, separated by 3-4 ring pale interspaces, crossing dorsum and side. 
Habitat: Inhabits gravelly bottom around rocky reefs. 
Distribution: Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from southern India and Sri Lanka to Korea and Japan. It is common in waters around Taiwan. 
Utility: No commercial value.  
Name Code: 381129
  IUCN Red List:DD      Marine     
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