D. excisus abbreviatus is classified by IUCN Red List, it belongs to a group of brightly-coloured flagtail pipefish. This species is endemic to the Red Sea from the Gulf of Suez south to Massawa and Jiddah on the east coast, we report for the first time from Persian Gulf (Kish Island, Iran). Most Doryrhamphinae pipefishes will breed readily in captivity when given enough shelter and can live for about five to ten years. Males may be brooding at 33 mm Standard Length (Dawson 1981). Male Doryrhamphus brood eggs semi-exposed under the trunk, and sometimes have a thin skin covering over the sides of the brood (Kuiter 2000). The pouch of a 41 mm standard length male contained a total of 88 eggs with a maximum diameter of c. 1.0 mm.