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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Solenostomidae Ghost pipefishes

Genus: Solenostomus

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Western Pacific
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

Solenostomus armatus
[Armored pipefish]

Photo by JiMin

Max. Length 17 cm TL
Solenostomus cyanopterus Bleeker, 1854

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Solenostomus cyanopterus
[Ghost pipefish]

Photo by Henke, M.

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.

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

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

Photo by Sokou, P.

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

Photo by Sokou, P.
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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