Crocodile Tooth Pipefish
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Profile of the Crocodile Tooth Pipefish
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Crocodile Tooth Pipefish species.
Size: Up to 20cm
Diet / Feeding: Mysis Shrimp, Ghost Shrimp, Brine Shrimp
Habitat: Rivers and Estuaries
Behaviour: Very weak swimmer
Range: Asia: Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh
Scientific Classification of the Crocodile Tooth Pipefish
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.
Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Crocodile Tooth Pipefish?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!
Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Crocodile Tooth Pipefish slimy?
Crocodile Tooth Pipefish secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Crocodile Tooth Pipefish to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.
Interesting Facts and Information - Why do Crocodile Tooth Pipefish have gills?
Gills enable the Crocodile Tooth Pipefish to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.
Interesting Facts and Information - Why do the Crocodile Tooth Pipefish have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:
Interesting Facts and Information about Crocodile Tooth Pipefish