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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Gasterosteiformes  
 Family Syngnathidae  
 Genus Microphis  
  Microphis manadensis  (Bleeker, 1856) 
Provider: P. L. Lin 
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Synonyms:Doryichthys bernsteiniDoryichthys stictorhynchusSyngnathus manadensis  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 1.8-2.0 in HL. Superior trunk and tail ridges discontinuous, the trunk ridge sometimes arches dorsad on subdorsal rings; inferior trunk ridge ends at anal ring; lateral trunk ridge confluent with inferior tail ridge. Median dorsal snout ridge low, entire; opercle with a complete longitudinal ridge, with supplemental ridges below the longitudinal ridge; scutella without longitudinal keels; dermal flaps absent. Rings 20-22(usually 21)+ 24-26, darsal-fin rays 37-44, pectoral-fin rays 18-21. Pouch plates sometimes slighrly convergent in brooding males. Usually with a dark lateral trunk on head, and a broad dark stripe above the lateral trunk ridge which is impinged on above by 5-6 pale blotches. 
Habitat: Mostly found in streams or rivers, some as far as 30 km upstream from the mouth. 
Distribution: Asia and Oceania: Indonesia, Taiwan, Palau, New Guinea, and Solomon Islands. Also reported from the Philippines. It is found in northwestern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: No commercial value.  
Name Code: 381123
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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