Advertisement

Ocean Science Journal

, Volume 41, Issue 4, pp 201–205 | Cite as

Description of the post larva of star pipefish,halicampus punctatus (syngnathidae, gasterosteiformes) first found in the southwestern east sea, Korea

  • Sung Kim
  • Jina Oh
  • Youn -Ho Lee
Article

Abstract

Larval specimens ofHalicampus punctatus were collected off Ulsan and Uljin in December 2002 (three specimens) and off Ulsan in December 2003 (one specimen). These specimens are characterized by the following morphological characteristics: rings, 14 + 35 = 49; subdorsal rings, 1 + 3 = 4; dorsal fin rays, 19 – 20; pectoral fin rays, 14 – 15; anal fin rays, 9; head length (HL), 5.8 – 6.7 in the standard length; snout length, 1.9 in HL; snout depth, 3.7 – 5.2 in snout length. The number of caudal fin rays 9 is less than those of the other species in the same genus 10. Wide stripe bands composed of small pigments are shown in the trunk and the tail. Melanophores are not found in the dorsal fin, the pectoral fin, and the anal fin except the caudal fin. The supraoccipital crest is on the head. The frontal ridge is on the dorsal side of front trunk. The blanched ridges on the opercular are fused with a main ridge like a tree branch. A few branched ridges that are small and narrow on the trunk and the tail are fused with the main ridges. We report these specimens as the first record in Korea and name them ‘Byeol-silgo-ki’ in Korean.

Key words

Syngnathidae Halicampus punctatus first Korean record 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Araga, C. 1984. Family Syngnathidae. p. 84–89. In:The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago, eds. by H. Masuda, K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno, and T. Yoshino. Tokai Univ. Press, Tokyo.Google Scholar
  2. Dawson, C.E. 1985. Indo-Pacific pipefishes (Red Sea to the Americas). Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. 230 p.Google Scholar
  3. Dawson, C.E. 1986. Syngnathidae, seahorses and pipefishes. p. 445–458. In:Smiths’ Sea Fishes. ed. by M.M. Smith, and P.C. Heemstra. Springer-Verlag, New York.Google Scholar
  4. Dawson, C.E. and G.R. Allen. 1978. Synopsis of the “finless” pipefish genera (Penetopteryx, Apterygocampus andEnchelyocampus gen nov).Rec. W. Aust. Mus.,6(4), 319–411, 7 figs.Google Scholar
  5. Dawson, C.E., F. Yasuda, and C. Imai. 1979. Elongate dermal appendages in species ofYozia (Syngnathidae) with rermarks onTrachyrhamphus.Japanese J. Ichthyol.,25(4), 244–250.Google Scholar
  6. Honma, Y. 1959. Further additions to “A list of the fishes collected in the Province of Echigo, including Sado Island” (VI).Japanese J. Ichthyol.,7, 139–144.Google Scholar
  7. Kamohara, T. 1952. Additions to the offshore bottomfishes of Prov. Tosa, Japan, with descriptions of two new species.Res. Rep. Kochi Univ.,1, 1–3.Google Scholar
  8. Kim, I.S., Y. Choi, C.L. Lee, Y.J. Lee, B.J. Kim, and J.H. Kim. 2005. Illustrated book of Korean Fishes. Kyo-Hak Publishing Co. 615 p.Google Scholar
  9. Matsubara, K. 1955. Fish morphology and hierarchy. Vol. 1–3. Ishizaki Shoten, Tokyo. 1605 p. + 135 pls. (in Japanese)Google Scholar
  10. Mizokami, A. 1963. On the pipefish,Trachyrhamphus punctatus (Kamohara), new to the fish-fauna of the Inland Sea of Seto.Japanese J. Ichthyol.,10, 28–30. (in Japanese)Google Scholar
  11. Nelson, J.S. 1994. Fishes of the World. 3rd ed. John Wiley and Sons, Toronto. 600 p.Google Scholar
  12. Senou, H. 2002. Syngnathidae, pipefishes and seahorses. p. 520–536, 1506–1510. In:Fishes of Japan with Pictorial Keys to the Species. ed. by T. Nakabo. Tokai Univ. Press, Tokyo.Google Scholar
  13. Takata, Y. and K. Sasaki. 2001. A Japanese pipefish,Halicampus punctatus (Kamohara): redescription and biological notes (Syngnathidae, Gasterosteiformes).Ichthyol. Res.,48, 315–318.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Yi, S.K., Y.U. Kim, J.G. Myoung, and J.M. Kim. 2000. Dictionary of Korean Fish Names. KORDI. 222 p.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute(KORDI) and the Korean Society of Oceanography(KSO) 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Marine Environment Research DepartmentKORDISeoulKorea
  2. 2.Marine Resources Research DepartmentKORDISeoulKorea

Personalised recommendations