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Seamoths; Family Pegasidae


By Bob Fenner

Eurypegasus draconis

Mostly marine (sometimes can be found in brackish). Tropical, sub-tropical Indo-West Pacific.

Distinctive hard-cased bodies and rostrums, large pectoral fins with filamentous ray spines. Live on substrate, no swim bladder. Two genera, five species.

Eurypegasus draconis (Linnaeus 1766), the Little Dragonfish. Indo-Pacific. To 8 cm. N. Sulawesi pix.

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Pegasus volitans Linnaeus 1766, the Longtail Seamoth Indo- W. Pacific; mud and sandy lagoon bottoms. To 18 cm. Aquarium pix.

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