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

(See list of species below)



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32 species (see list below)

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Photo by Pillon, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Syngnathus abaster Risso, 1827

Photo by Pillon, R.
 
Syngnathus abaster
[Black-striped pipefish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Syngnathus acus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Syngnathus acus
[Greater pipefish]
No picture found
Western Atlantic

 
Syngnathus affinis
[Texas pipefish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Syngnathus auliscus (Swain, 1882)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Syngnathus auliscus
[Barred pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL

 
Syngnathus californiensis
[Kelp pipefish]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 22.5 cm TL
Syngnathus caribbaeus Dawson, 1979

Photo by JAMARC
 
Syngnathus caribbaeus
[Caribbean pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm SL

 
Syngnathus carinatus
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Syngnathus dawsoni
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL

 
Syngnathus euchrous
[Chocolate pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL

 
Syngnathus exilis
[Barcheek pipefish]

Photo by American Littoral Society - Southeast Chapter

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Syngnathus floridae (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by American Littoral Society - Southeast Chapter
 
Syngnathus floridae
[Dusky pipefish]

Photo by Macieira, R.M.

Southwest Atlantic

Syngnathus folletti Herald, 1942

Photo by Macieira, R.M.
 
Syngnathus folletti
[]

Photo by Love, J.W.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Syngnathus fuscus Storer, 1839

Photo by Love, J.W.
 
Syngnathus fuscus
[Northern pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 20.4 cm SL

 
Syngnathus insulae
[]

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 38.5 cm TL
Syngnathus leptorhynchus Girard, 1854

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Syngnathus leptorhynchus
[Bay pipefish]

Photo by Christie, B.L.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Syngnathus louisianae Günther, 1870

Photo by Christie, B.L.
 
Syngnathus louisianae
[Chain pipefish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 22.5 cm SL

 
Syngnathus macrobrachium
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.2 cm TL

 
Syngnathus macrophthalmus
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Syngnathus makaxi
[]

Photo by Albernas, J.I.H.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18.1 cm SL
Syngnathus pelagicus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Albernas, J.I.H.
 
Syngnathus pelagicus
[Sargassum pipefish]

Photo by Artüz, L.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Syngnathus phlegon Risso, 1827

Photo by Artüz, L.
 
Syngnathus phlegon
[]

Photo by Busse, K.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Syngnathus rostellatus Nilsson, 1855

Photo by Busse, K.
 
Syngnathus rostellatus
[Nilsson's pipefish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Syngnathus safina
[]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Syngnathus schlegeli Kaup, 1856

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Syngnathus schlegeli
[Seaweed pipefish]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Syngnathus schmidti
[]

Photo by American Littoral Society - Southeast Chapter

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18.3 cm SL
Syngnathus scovelli (Evermann & Kendall, 1896)

Photo by American Littoral Society - Southeast Chapter
 
Syngnathus scovelli
[Gulf pipefish]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Syngnathus springeri Herald, 1942

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Syngnathus springeri
[Bull pipefish]

Photo by Habluetzel, P.

Mediterranean Sea
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Syngnathus taenionotus Canestrini, 1871

Photo by Habluetzel, P.
 
Syngnathus taenionotus
[]
No picture found
Mediterranean Sea

 
Syngnathus tenuirostris
[Narrow-snouted pipefish]

Photo by Aquarium Kiel

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Syngnathus typhle Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Aquarium Kiel
 
Syngnathus typhle
[Broadnosed pipefish]
No picture found
Eurasia

 
Syngnathus variegatus
[]

Photo by SFSA

Africa
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Syngnathus watermeyeri Smith, 1963

Photo by SFSA
 
Syngnathus watermeyeri
[River pipefish]
32 Species of Family Syngnathidae with Genus Syngnathus
(Pipefishes and seahorses)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1827 Syngnathus abaster Black-striped pipefish Eastern Atlantic 21 TL
1758 Syngnathus acus Greater pipefish Eastern Atlantic 50 TL
1870 Syngnathus affinis Texas pipefish Western Atlantic
1882 Syngnathus auliscus Barred pipefish Eastern Pacific 18 TL
1845 Syngnathus californiensis Kelp pipefish Eastern Pacific 50 TL
1979 Syngnathus caribbaeus Caribbean pipefish Western Atlantic 22.5 TL
1892 Syngnathus carinatus Eastern Central Pacific 23 SL
1969 Syngnathus dawsoni Western Central Atlantic
1980 Syngnathus euchrous Chocolate pipefish Eastern Pacific 25 TL
1916 Syngnathus exilis Barcheek pipefish Eastern Pacific 25 TL
1882 Syngnathus floridae Dusky pipefish Western Atlantic 25 TL
1942 Syngnathus folletti Southwest Atlantic
1839 Syngnathus fuscus Northern pipefish Western Atlantic 33 TL
1980 Syngnathus insulae Eastern Central Pacific 20.4 SL
1854 Syngnathus leptorhynchus Bay pipefish Eastern Pacific 38.5 TL
1870 Syngnathus louisianae Chain pipefish Western Atlantic 38 TL
1980 Syngnathus macrobrachium Southeast Pacific 22.5 SL
1915 Syngnathus macrophthalmus Western Indian Ocean 12.2 TL
1972 Syngnathus makaxi Western Central Atlantic
1758 Syngnathus pelagicus Sargassum pipefish Western Atlantic 18.1 SL
1827 Syngnathus phlegon Eastern Atlantic 20 TL
1855 Syngnathus rostellatus Nilsson's pipefish Northeast Atlantic 17 TL
1992 Syngnathus safina Western Indian Ocean
1856 Syngnathus schlegeli Seaweed pipefish Northwest Pacific 30 TL
1927 Syngnathus schmidti Europe 11 TL
1896 Syngnathus scovelli Gulf pipefish Western Atlantic 18.3 SL
1942 Syngnathus springeri Bull pipefish Western Atlantic 38 TL
1871 Syngnathus taenionotus Mediterranean Sea 19 TL
1837 Syngnathus tenuirostris Narrow-snouted pipefish Mediterranean Sea
1758 Syngnathus typhle Broadnosed pipefish Eastern Atlantic 35 TL
1814 Syngnathus variegatus Eurasia
1963 Syngnathus watermeyeri River pipefish Africa 13 TL



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