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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae Pipefishes and seahorses
Subfamily: Syngnathinae
Genus: Cosmocampus

(See list of species below)



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15 species (see list below)

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Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Cosmocampus albirostris (Kaup, 1856)

Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.
 
Cosmocampus albirostris
[Whitenose pipefish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Cosmocampus arctus (Jenkins & Evermann, 1889)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cosmocampus arctus
[Snubnose pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL

 
Cosmocampus balli
[Ball's pipe fish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 5.8 cm SL
Cosmocampus banneri (Herald & Randall, 1972)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cosmocampus banneri
[Roughridge pipefish]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Cosmocampus brachycephalus
[Crested pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 12.6 cm SL

 
Cosmocampus coccineus
[]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL

 
Cosmocampus darrosanus
[D'Arros pipefish]

Photo by Figueiredo, J.L./Menezes, N.A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Cosmocampus elucens (Poey, 1868)

Photo by Figueiredo, J.L./Menezes, N.A.
 
Cosmocampus elucens
[Shortfin pipefish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Cosmocampus heraldi
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Cosmocampus hildebrandi
[Dwarf pipefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Cosmocampus howensis (Whitley, 1948)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cosmocampus howensis
[Lord Howe pipefish]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Cosmocampus investigatoris (Hora, 1926)

Photo by FAO
 
Cosmocampus investigatoris
[Investigator pipefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Cosmocampus maxweberi (Whitley, 1933)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cosmocampus maxweberi
[Maxweber's pipefish]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Cosmocampus profundus
[Deepwater pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Cosmocampus retropinnis
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15 Species of Family Syngnathidae with Genus Cosmocampus
(Pipefishes and seahorses)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1856 Cosmocampus albirostris Whitenose pipefish Western Atlantic 20 TL
1889 Cosmocampus arctus Snubnose pipefish Eastern Pacific 12 TL
1925 Cosmocampus balli Ball's pipe fish Eastern Central Pacific 12 TL
1972 Cosmocampus banneri Roughridge pipefish Indo-West Pacific 5.8 SL
1868 Cosmocampus brachycephalus Crested pipefish Western Atlantic 10 TL
1940 Cosmocampus coccineus Eastern Pacific 12.6 SL
1975 Cosmocampus darrosanus D'Arros pipefish Indo-West Pacific 7.4 SL
1868 Cosmocampus elucens Shortfin pipefish Western Atlantic 15 TL
1980 Cosmocampus heraldi Southeast Pacific 7 SL
1965 Cosmocampus hildebrandi Dwarf pipefish Western Atlantic 10 TL
1948 Cosmocampus howensis Lord Howe pipefish Indo-Pacific 9.5 SL
1926 Cosmocampus investigatoris Investigator pipefish Indo-West Pacific 7.2 SL
1933 Cosmocampus maxweberi Maxweber's pipefish Indo-Pacific 10 TL
1965 Cosmocampus profundus Deepwater pipefish Western Atlantic 20 TL
1982 Cosmocampus retropinnis Eastern Atlantic 5.2 SL



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