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Family: Solenostomidae Ghost pipefishes



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6 species (see list below)

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Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL
Solenostomus armatus Weber, 1913

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Solenostomus armatus
[Armored pipefish]

Photo by Adams, M.J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Solenostomus cyanopterus Bleeker, 1854

Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Solenostomus cyanopterus
[Ghost pipefish]

Photo by Henke, M.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL
Solenostomus halimeda Orr, Fritzsche & Randall, 2002

Photo by Henke, M.
 
Solenostomus halimeda
[Halimeda ghostpipefish]

Photo by Henke, M.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Solenostomus leptosoma Tanaka, 1908

Photo by Henke, M.
 
Solenostomus leptosoma
[Delicate ghostpipefish]

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Solenostomus paegnius Jordan & Thompson, 1914

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Solenostomus paegnius
[Roughsnout ghost pipefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Solenostomus paradoxus (Pallas, 1770)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Solenostomus paradoxus
[Harlequin ghost pipefish]
6 Species of Family Solenostomidae
(Ghost pipefishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1913 Solenostomus armatus Armored pipefish Western Pacific 5.7 SL
1854 Solenostomus cyanopterus Ghost pipefish Indo-Pacific 17 TL
2002 Solenostomus halimeda Halimeda ghostpipefish Indo-Pacific 4.7 SL
1908 Solenostomus leptosoma Delicate ghostpipefish Indo-West Pacific 10 TL
1914 Solenostomus paegnius Roughsnout ghost pipefish Indo-Pacific 12 TL
1770 Solenostomus paradoxus Harlequin ghost pipefish Indo-West Pacific 12 TL



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