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Family: Solenostomidae Ghost pipefishes



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Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Solenostomus armatus
[Armored pipefish]



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

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Solenostomus cyanopterus
[Ghost pipefish]



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

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Solenostomus halimeda
[Halimeda ghostpipefish]



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

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Solenostomus leptosoma
[Delicate ghostpipefish]



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

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Solenostomus paegnius
[Roughsnout ghost pipefish]



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

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Solenostomus paradoxus
[Harlequin ghost pipefish]



6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Solenostomus armatus Armored pipefish Western Pacific 5.7 SL 1913
Solenostomus cyanopterus Ghost pipefish Indo-Pacific 17 TL 1854
Solenostomus halimeda Halimeda ghostpipefish Indo-Pacific 4.7 SL 2002
Solenostomus leptosoma Delicate ghostpipefish Indo-West Pacific 10 TL 1908
Solenostomus paegnius Roughsnout ghost pipefish Indo-Pacific 12 TL 1914
Solenostomus paradoxus Harlequin ghost pipefish Indo-West Pacific 12 TL 1770



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