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Family: Syngnathidae Pipefishes and seahorses



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Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

East Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Acentronura breviperula Fraser-Brunner & Whitley, 1949

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Acentronura breviperula
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific

 
Acentronura gracilissima
[Bastard seahorse]

Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 6.3 cm TL
Acentronura tentaculata Günther, 1870

Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com
 
Acentronura tentaculata
[Shortpouch pygmy pipehorse]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Amphelikturus dendriticus (Barbour, 1905)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Amphelikturus dendriticus
[Pipehorse]

Photo by Johnson, L.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Anarchopterus criniger (Bean & Dresel, 1884)

Photo by Johnson, L.
 
Anarchopterus criniger
[Fringed pipefish]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 12.5 cm TL
Anarchopterus tectus (Dawson, 1978)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Anarchopterus tectus
[Insular pipefish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 3 cm SL

 
Apterygocampus epinnulatus
[Briarium pipfish]

Photo by Satapoomin, U.

Eastern Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Bhanotia fasciolata (Duméril, 1870)

Photo by Satapoomin, U.
 
Bhanotia fasciolata
[Corrugated pipefish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Bhanotia nuda
[Naked pipefish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Bhanotia pauciradiata
[Few-rayed pipefish]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL
Bryx analicarens (Duncker, 1915)

Photo by FAO
 
Bryx analicarens
[Pink pipefish]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Bryx dunckeri (Metzelaar, 1919)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Bryx dunckeri
[Pugnose pipefish]
No picture found
Western Atlantic

 
Bryx randalli
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Bryx veleronis Herald, 1940

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Bryx veleronis
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Bulbonaricus brauni
[Pugheaded pipefish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Bulbonaricus brucei
[]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 4.3 cm SL

 
Bulbonaricus davaoensis
[Davao pughead pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL

 
Campichthys galei
[Gale's pipefish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2.5 cm SL

 
Campichthys nanus
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Campichthys tricarinatus
[Three-keel pipefish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Campichthys tryoni
[Tryon's pipefish]

Photo by Johnson, S.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Choeroichthys brachysoma (Bleeker, 1855)

Photo by Johnson, S.
 
Choeroichthys brachysoma
[Short-bodied pipefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Choeroichthys cinctus Dawson, 1976

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Choeroichthys cinctus
[Barred shortbody pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Choeroichthys latispinosus
[Muiron pipefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Choeroichthys sculptus (Günther, 1870)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Choeroichthys sculptus
[Sculptured pipefish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Choeroichthys smithi
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Choeroichthys suillus
[Pig-snouted pipefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Corythoichthys amplexus Dawson & Randall, 1975

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Corythoichthys amplexus
[Brown-banded pipefish]

Photo by Erdmann, M.V.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL
Corythoichthys benedetto Allen & Erdmann, 2008

Photo by Erdmann, M.V.
 
Corythoichthys benedetto
[Benedetto's pipefish]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 11.3 cm TL

 
Corythoichthys conspicillatus
[]

Photo by Rusconi, G.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Corythoichthys flavofasciatus (Rüppell, 1838)

Photo by Rusconi, G.
 
Corythoichthys flavofasciatus
[Network pipefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 19.8 cm SL
Corythoichthys haematopterus (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Corythoichthys haematopterus
[Messmate pipefish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Corythoichthys insularis
[]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Corythoichthys intestinalis (Ramsay, 1881)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Corythoichthys intestinalis
[Scribbled pipefish]

Photo by Field, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Corythoichthys nigripectus Herald, 1953

Photo by Field, R.
 
Corythoichthys nigripectus
[Black-breasted pipefish]

Photo by Greenfield, J.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10.3 cm SL
Corythoichthys ocellatus Herald, 1953

Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Corythoichthys ocellatus
[Ocellated pipefish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 13.4 cm SL

 
Corythoichthys paxtoni
[Paxton's pipefish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Corythoichthys polynotatus
[Many-spotted pipefish]

Photo by Field, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Corythoichthys schultzi Herald, 1953

Photo by Field, R.
 
Corythoichthys schultzi
[Schultz's pipefish]

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 arctus (Jenkins & Evermann, 1889)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cosmocampus arctus arctus
[Snubnose pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 12.6 cm SL

 
Cosmocampus arctus coccineus
[]
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
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
[]

Photo by Busson, F.

Asia
Max. Length 41 cm SL
Doryichthys boaja (Bleeker, 1850)

Photo by Busson, F.
 
Doryichthys boaja
[]

Photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.

Asia
Max. Length 11.0 cm SL
Doryichthys contiguus Kottelat, 2000

Photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.
 
Doryichthys contiguus
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Asia
Max. Length 18.5 cm SL
Doryichthys deokhatoides (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Doryichthys deokhatoides
[]

Photo by Muchlisin, Z.A.

Asia
Max. Length 34 cm SL
Doryichthys heterosoma (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Muchlisin, Z.A.
 
Doryichthys heterosoma
[]

Photo by Panitvong, N.

Asia
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Doryichthys martensii (Peters, 1868)

Photo by Panitvong, N.
 
Doryichthys martensii
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Doryrhamphus aurolineatus Randall & Earle, 1994

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Doryrhamphus aurolineatus
[]

Photo by Bourjon, P.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Doryrhamphus bicarinatus Dawson, 1981

Photo by Bourjon, P.
 
Doryrhamphus bicarinatus
[Narrowstripe pipefish]

Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.3 cm SL
Doryrhamphus excisus abbreviatus Dawson, 1981

Photo by Field, R.
 
Doryrhamphus excisus abbreviatus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific and Eastern
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Doryrhamphus excisus excisus Kaup, 1856

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Doryrhamphus excisus excisus
[Bluestripe pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL

 
Doryrhamphus excisus paulus
[]

Photo by Thuaibah Tanzil, J.I.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Doryrhamphus janssi (Herald & Randall, 1972)

Photo by Thuaibah Tanzil, J.I.
 
Doryrhamphus janssi
[Janss' pipefish]

Photo by Zuberbuhler, T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Doryrhamphus japonicus Araga & Yoshino, 1975

Photo by Zuberbuhler, T.
 
Doryrhamphus japonicus
[Honshu pipefish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Doryrhamphus negrosensis malus
[Masthead Island pipefish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Doryrhamphus negrosensis negrosensis
[Negros pipefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Dunckerocampus baldwini Herald & Randall, 1972

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Dunckerocampus baldwini
[Redstripe pipefish]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Dunckerocampus boylei
[Broad-banded Pipefish]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Dunckerocampus chapmani
[Glowtail pipefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Dunckerocampus dactyliophorus (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Dunckerocampus dactyliophorus
[Ringed pipefish]

Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Dunckerocampus multiannulatus (Regan, 1903)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Dunckerocampus multiannulatus
[Many-banded pipefish]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 12.0 cm SL

 
Dunckerocampus naia
[Naia pipefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Dunckerocampus pessuliferus Fowler, 1938

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Dunckerocampus pessuliferus
[Yellowbanded pipefish]

Photo by AquaNet

Africa
Max. Length 13.8 cm SL
Enneacampus ansorgii (Boulenger, 1910)

Photo by AquaNet
 
Enneacampus ansorgii
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Enneacampus kaupi
[]

Photo by Henry, M.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Entelurus aequoreus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Henry, M.
 
Entelurus aequoreus
[Snake pipefish]
No picture found
West Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Festucalex cinctus
[Girdled pipefish]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Festucalex erythraeus
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Festucalex gibbsi
[Gibbs' pipefish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Festucalex kulbickii
[Kulbicki’s pipefish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL

 
Festucalex prolixus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm SL

 
Festucalex scalaris
[Ladder pipefish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL

 
Festucalex wassi
[Wass’ pipefish]

Photo by Banks, I.

Eastern Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 29.6 cm SL
Filicampus tigris (Castelnau, 1879)

Photo by Banks, I.
 
Filicampus tigris
[Tiger pipefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17.5 cm SL
Halicampus boothae (Whitley, 1964)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halicampus boothae
[Booth;s pipefish]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Halicampus brocki (Herald, 1953)

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Halicampus brocki
[Brock's pipefish]

Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Halicampus dunckeri (Chabanaud, 1929)

Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com
 
Halicampus dunckeri
[Duncker's pipefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL
Halicampus edmondsoni (Pietschmann, 1928)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halicampus edmondsoni
[Edmondson's pipefish]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Halicampus grayi Kaup, 1856

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Halicampus grayi
[Gray's pipefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Halicampus macrorhynchus Bamber, 1915

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halicampus macrorhynchus
[Ornate pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Halicampus marquesensis
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Halicampus mataafae (Jordan & Seale, 1906)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Halicampus mataafae
[Samoan pipefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL
Halicampus nitidus (Günther, 1873)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halicampus nitidus
[Glittering pipefish]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Halicampus punctatus (Kamohara, 1952)

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Halicampus punctatus
[Starry pipefish]

Photo by Henke, M.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Halicampus spinirostris (Dawson & Allen, 1981)

Photo by Henke, M.
 
Halicampus spinirostris
[Spinysnout pipefish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Halicampus zavorensis
[Zavora pipefish]

Photo by DeCloux, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Haliichthys taeniophorus Gray, 1859

Photo by DeCloux, R.
 
Haliichthys taeniophorus
[Ribboned pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Heraldia nocturna
[Upside-down pipefish]
No picture found
Oceania

 
Hippichthys albomaculosus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Hippichthys cyanospilos (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hippichthys cyanospilos
[Blue-spotted pipefish]

Photo by FAO

Africa, Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Hippichthys heptagonus Bleeker, 1849

Photo by FAO
 
Hippichthys heptagonus
[Belly pipefish]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Hippichthys parvicarinatus
[Short-keel pipefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Hippichthys penicillus (Cantor, 1849)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hippichthys penicillus
[Beady pipefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Hippichthys spicifer (Rüppell, 1838)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hippichthys spicifer
[Bellybarred pipefish]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm OT
Hippocampus abdominalis Lesson, 1827

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus abdominalis
[Big-belly seahorse]

Photo by Zuberbuhler, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 13.6 cm OT
Hippocampus alatus Kuiter, 2001

Photo by Zuberbuhler, T.
 
Hippocampus alatus
[Winged seahorse]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 19.2 cm OT
Hippocampus algiricus Kaup, 1856

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Hippocampus algiricus
[West African seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Hippocampus angustus Günther, 1870

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus angustus
[Narrow-bellied seahorse]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm OT
Hippocampus barbouri Jordan & Richardson, 1908

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hippocampus barbouri
[Barbour's seahorse]

Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 2.4 cm OT
Hippocampus bargibanti Whitley, 1970

Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com
 
Hippocampus bargibanti
[Pygmy seahorse]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.8 cm OT

 
Hippocampus biocellatus
[False-eyed seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14 cm OT
Hippocampus borboniensis Duméril, 1870

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus borboniensis
[Réunion seahorse]

Photo by Good, P.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Hippocampus breviceps Peters, 1869

Photo by Good, P.
 
Hippocampus breviceps
[Short-head seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Hippocampus camelopardalis Bianconi, 1854

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus camelopardalis
[Giraffe seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 12.1 cm OT
Hippocampus capensis Boulenger, 1900

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus capensis
[Knysna seahorse]
No picture found
Pasific Ocean
Max. Length 2.7 cm SL

 
Hippocampus colemani
[Coleman's pygmy seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 18.7 cm OT
Hippocampus comes Cantor, 1849

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus comes
[Tiger tail seahorse]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 10.8 cm SL
Hippocampus coronatus Temminck & Schlegel, 1850

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Hippocampus coronatus
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 9.8 cm SL

 
Hippocampus curvicuspis
[New Caledonian thorny seahorse]
No picture found
Red Sea
Max. Length 2.4 cm SL

 
Hippocampus debelius
[Softcoral seahorse]

Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com

Western Pacific
Max. Length 2.4 cm SL
Hippocampus denise Lourie & Randall, 2003

Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com
 
Hippocampus denise
[Denise's pygmy seahorse]

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

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 19 cm OT
Hippocampus erectus Perry, 1810

Photo by Figueiredo, J.L./Menezes, N.A.
 
Hippocampus erectus
[Lined seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm OT
Hippocampus fisheri Jordan & Evermann, 1903

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus fisheri
[Fisher's seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14.4 cm OT
Hippocampus fuscus Rüppell, 1838

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus fuscus
[Sea pony]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10.5 cm OT

 
Hippocampus grandiceps
[Big-head seahorse]

Photo by Luquet, D.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 21.5 cm SL
Hippocampus guttulatus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Luquet, D.
 
Hippocampus guttulatus
[Long-snouted seahorse]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10.4 cm OT

 
Hippocampus hendriki
[Eastern spiny seahorse]

Photo by Neto, G.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Hippocampus hippocampus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Neto, G.
 
Hippocampus hippocampus
[Short snouted seahorse]

Photo by Bednarzik, J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Hippocampus histrix Kaup, 1856

Photo by Bednarzik, J.
 
Hippocampus histrix
[Thorny seahorse]

Photo by Lavan, J.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Hippocampus ingens Girard, 1858

Photo by Lavan, J.
 
Hippocampus ingens
[Pacific seahorse]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14 cm OT
Hippocampus jayakari Boulenger, 1900

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hippocampus jayakari
[Jayakar's seahorse]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 4.4 cm OT

 
Hippocampus jugumus
[Collared seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm OT
Hippocampus kelloggi Jordan & Snyder, 1901

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus kelloggi
[Great seahorse]

Photo by Marine Conservation Cambodia (MCC)

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Hippocampus kuda Bleeker, 1852

Photo by Marine Conservation Cambodia (MCC)
 
Hippocampus kuda
[Spotted seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4 cm OT
Hippocampus lichtensteinii Kaup, 1856

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus lichtensteinii
[Lichtenstein's Seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm OT
Hippocampus minotaur Gomon, 1997

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus minotaur
[Bullneck seahorse]

Photo by Marine Conservation Cambodia (MCC)

Western Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm OT
Hippocampus mohnikei Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Marine Conservation Cambodia (MCC)
 
Hippocampus mohnikei
[Japanese seahorse]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.8 cm OT

 
Hippocampus montebelloensis
[Monte Bello seahorse]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm OT

 
Hippocampus multispinus
[Northern spiny seahorse]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Hippocampus paradoxus
[Paradoxical seahorse]

Photo by Díaz de Astarloa, J.M.

Southwest Atlantic

Hippocampus patagonicus Piacentino & Luzzatto, 2004

Photo by Díaz de Astarloa, J.M.
 
Hippocampus patagonicus
[]

Photo by Henke, M.

South East Asia
Max. Length 1.7 cm SL
Hippocampus pontohi Lourie & Kuiter, 2008

Photo by Henke, M.
 
Hippocampus pontohi
[Pontoh's pygmy seahorse]

Photo by Banks, I.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm OT
Hippocampus procerus Kuiter, 2001

Photo by Banks, I.
 
Hippocampus procerus
[High-crown seahorse]
No picture found
Western Pacific

 
Hippocampus pusillus
[Pygmy thorny seahorse]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 11.6 cm OT

 
Hippocampus queenslandicus
[Queensland seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 17.5 cm OT
Hippocampus reidi Ginsburg, 1933

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus reidi
[Longsnout seahorse]

Photo by Henke, M.

South East Asia
Max. Length 1.4 cm SL
Hippocampus satomiae Lourie & Kuiter, 2008

Photo by Henke, M.
 
Hippocampus satomiae
[Satomi's pygmy seahorse]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm OT

 
Hippocampus semispinosus
[Half-spined seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm OT
Hippocampus sindonis Jordan & Snyder, 1901

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus sindonis
[Dhiho's seahorse]

Photo by Marine Conservation Cambodia (MCC)

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 17.2 cm OT
Hippocampus spinosissimus Weber, 1913

Photo by Marine Conservation Cambodia (MCC)
 
Hippocampus spinosissimus
[Hedgehog seahorse]

Photo by Maddern, M.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm OT
Hippocampus subelongatus Castelnau, 1873

Photo by Maddern, M.
 
Hippocampus subelongatus
[West Australian seahorse]

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 27.5 cm TL
Hippocampus suezensis Duncker, 1940

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Hippocampus suezensis
[Egyptian seahorse]

Photo by Marine Conservation Cambodia (MCC)

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Hippocampus trimaculatus Leach, 1814

Photo by Marine Conservation Cambodia (MCC)
 
Hippocampus trimaculatus
[Longnose seahorse]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.1 cm TL
Hippocampus tyro Randall & Lourie, 2009

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hippocampus tyro
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 1.8 cm SL

 
Hippocampus waleananus
[Walea pygmy seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm OT
Hippocampus whitei Bleeker, 1855

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus whitei
[White's seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm OT
Hippocampus zebra Whitley, 1964

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus zebra
[Zebra seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Hippocampus zosterae Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus zosterae
[Dwarf seahorse]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22.5 cm SL

 
Histiogamphelus briggsii
[Briggs' pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 26.5 cm SL

 
Histiogamphelus cristatus
[Macleay's crested pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 27.3 cm SL

 
Hypselognathus horridus
[Prickly pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30.5 cm SL

 
Hypselognathus rostratus
[Knife-snouted pipefish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Ichthyocampus bikiniensis
[]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm
Ichthyocampus carce (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by FAO
 
Ichthyocampus carce
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL

 
Idiotropiscis australe
[Southern little pipehorse]

Photo by Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory - Natural Sciences

Eastern Indian Ocean

Idiotropiscis larsonae (Dawson, 1984)

Photo by Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory - Natural Sciences
 
Idiotropiscis larsonae
[Helen's pygmy pipehorse]

Photo by Schlögl, E.

Southwestern Pacific
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Idiotropiscis lumnitzeri Kuiter, 2004

Photo by Schlögl, E.
 
Idiotropiscis lumnitzeri
[Sydney's pygmy pipehorse]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.9 cm SL

 
Kaupus costatus
[Deepbody pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16 cm SL

 
Kimblaeus bassensis
[Trawl pipefish]

Photo by Adams, M.J.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 2.7 cm TL
Kyonemichthys rumengani Gomon, 2007

Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Kyonemichthys rumengani
[Thread pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 63 cm SL

 
Leptoichthys fistularius
[Brush-tailed pipefish]

Photo by Galvez, M.E.

Southeast Pacific and Sou
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Leptonotus blainvilleanus (Eydoux & Gervais, 1837)

Photo by Galvez, M.E.
 
Leptonotus blainvilleanus
[Deep-bodied pipefish]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 14.9 cm SL

 
Leptonotus elevatus
[Pipefish]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 21.5 cm SL

 
Leptonotus norae
[Longsnout pipefish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.2 cm SL

 
Lissocampus bannwarthi
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Lissocampus caudalis
[Smooth pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Lissocampus fatiloquus
[Prophet's pipefish]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 10.7 cm SL

 
Lissocampus filum
[Shortsnout pipefish]

Photo by Schulz, S.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL
Lissocampus runa (Whitley, 1931)

Photo by Schulz, S.
 
Lissocampus runa
[Javelin pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Maroubra perserrata
[Sawtooth pipefish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 16.1 cm SL

 
Maroubra yasudai
[Orange pipefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Micrognathus andersonii (Bleeker, 1858)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Micrognathus andersonii
[Shortnose pipefish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Micrognathus brevicorpus
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 67.5 cm SL

 
Micrognathus brevirostris brevirostris
[Thorntail pipefish]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm TL

 
Micrognathus brevirostris pygmaeus
[Thorntailed pipefish]

Photo by Sazima, I.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Micrognathus crinitus (Jenyns, 1842)

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Micrognathus crinitus
[Banded pipefish]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic

 
Micrognathus erugatus
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Micrognathus micronotopterus
[Tidepool pipefish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm TL

 
Micrognathus natans
[Offshore pipefish]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Microphis aculeatus (Kaup, 1856)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Microphis aculeatus
[]

Photo by Keith, P.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Microphis argulus (Peters, 1855)

Photo by Keith, P.
 
Microphis argulus
[Flat-nosed pipepfish]

Photo by Pöllabauer, C.

Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Microphis brachyurus (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Pöllabauer, C.
 
Microphis brachyurus
[Short-tailed pipefish]
No picture found
Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL

 
Microphis brevidorsalis
[Stream pipefish]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Microphis caudocarinatus
[Slender pipefish]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 15.5 cm SL

 
Microphis cruentus
[Dumbéa river pipefish]

Photo by Sreekantha

Asia
Max. Length 17.5 cm SL
Microphis cuncalus (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Sreekantha
 
Microphis cuncalus
[Crocodile-tooth pipefish]

Photo by Aquaristikhaus

Asia
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Microphis deocata (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Aquaristikhaus
 
Microphis deocata
[Deocata pipefish]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Microphis dunckeri
[]

Photo by SFSA

Africa
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Microphis fluviatilis (Peters, 1852)

Photo by SFSA
 
Microphis fluviatilis
[Freshwater pipefish]
No picture found
Asia

 
Microphis insularis
[Andaman pipefish]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 16 cm SL

 
Microphis jagorii
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Africa
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Microphis leiaspis (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Microphis leiaspis
[Barhead pipefish]

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

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 95 cm TL
Microphis lineatus (Kaup, 1856)

Photo by Figueiredo, J.L./Menezes, N.A.
 
Microphis lineatus
[Opossum pipefish]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Microphis manadensis (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Microphis manadensis
[Menado pipefish]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Microphis mento
[]

Photo by Keith, P.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Microphis millepunctatus (Kaup, 1856)

Photo by Keith, P.
 
Microphis millepunctatus
[Shorttail pipefish]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL

 
Microphis ocellatus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Microphis pleurostictus
[]

Photo by Appleby, C.

Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 14.5 cm SL
Microphis retzii (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by Appleby, C.
 
Microphis retzii
[Ragged-tail pipefish]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Microphis spinachioides
[Spinach pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Minyichthys brachyrhinus
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Minyichthys inusitatus
[]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm TL

 
Minyichthys myersi
[Myer's pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm TL

 
Minyichthys sentus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22.2 cm SL

 
Mitotichthys meraculus
[Western crested pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15.9 cm SL

 
Mitotichthys mollisoni
[Mollison's pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 26.8 cm SL

 
Mitotichthys semistriatus
[Half-banded pipefish]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 15.9 cm SL

 
Mitotichthys tuckeri
[Tucker's pipefish]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Nannocampus elegans Smith, 1953

Photo by SFSA
 
Nannocampus elegans
[Elegant pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean and

 
Nannocampus lindemanensis
[Painted pipefish]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Nannocampus pictus
[Reef pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Nannocampus subosseus
[Bony-headed pipefish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Nannocampus weberi
[Reef-flat pipefish]

Photo by Svensen, E.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Nerophis lumbriciformis (Jenyns, 1835)

Photo by Svensen, E.
 
Nerophis lumbriciformis
[Worm pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Nerophis maculatus
[]

Photo by Neto, G.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Nerophis ophidion (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Neto, G.
 
Nerophis ophidion
[Straightnose pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16.4 cm SL

 
Notiocampus ruber
[Red pipefish]

Photo by Smith, D.G.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL
Penetopteryx nanus (Rosén, 1911)

Photo by Smith, D.G.
 
Penetopteryx nanus
[Lost pipefish]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Penetopteryx taeniocephalus
[Oceanic pipefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Phoxocampus belcheri (Kaup, 1856)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Phoxocampus belcheri
[Rock pipefish]

Photo by Wass, R.C.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL
Phoxocampus diacanthus (Schultz, 1943)

Photo by Wass, R.C.
 
Phoxocampus diacanthus
[Spined pipefish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Phoxocampus tetrophthalmus
[Trunk-barred pipefish]

Photo by Maddern, M.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Phycodurus eques (Günther, 1865)

Photo by Maddern, M.
 
Phycodurus eques
[Leafy seadragon]

Photo by Good, P.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Phyllopteryx taeniolatus (Lacepède, 1804)

Photo by Good, P.
 
Phyllopteryx taeniolatus
[Common seadragon]

Photo by Molina, A.

Central America
Max. Length 18.5 cm SL
Pseudophallus elcapitanensis (Meek & Hildebrand, 1914)

Photo by Molina, A.
 
Pseudophallus elcapitanensis
[]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Central and South America
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Pseudophallus mindii (Meek & Hildebrand, 1923)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Pseudophallus mindii
[]

Photo by Nugra Salazar, F.

Central and South America
Max. Length 17.6 cm SL
Pseudophallus starksii (Jordan & Culver, 1895)

Photo by Nugra Salazar, F.
 
Pseudophallus starksii
[]

Photo by Good, P.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18.2 cm SL
Pugnaso curtirostris (Castelnau, 1872)

Photo by Good, P.
 
Pugnaso curtirostris
[Pug-nosed pipefish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL

 
Siokunichthys bentuviai
[Barred xenia-pipefish]

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Siokunichthys breviceps Smith, 1963

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Siokunichthys breviceps
[Softcoral pipefish]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL

 
Siokunichthys herrei
[Herre’s pipefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Siokunichthys nigrolineatus Dawson, 1983

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Siokunichthys nigrolineatus
[Mushroom-coral pipefish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.3 cm SL

 
Siokunichthys southwelli
[Southwell's pipefish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Siokunichthys striatus
[New Caledonian soft-coral pipefish]
No picture found
Western Pacific

 
Solegnathus dunckeri
[Dunker's pipehorse]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Solegnathus hardwickii (Gray, 1830)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Solegnathus hardwickii
[Hardwicke's pipefish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Solegnathus lettiensis
[Günther's pipehorse]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm TL

 
Solegnathus robustus
[Robust pipehorse]
298 Species of Family Syngnathidae
(Pipefishes and seahorses)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1949 Acentronura breviperula East Indian Ocean 5 TL
1850 Acentronura gracilissima Bastard seahorse Western Pacific
1870 Acentronura tentaculata Shortpouch pygmy pipehorse Indo-West Pacific 6.3 TL
1905 Amphelikturus dendriticus Pipehorse Western Atlantic 7.5 TL
1884 Anarchopterus criniger Fringed pipefish Western Atlantic 10 TL
1978 Anarchopterus tectus Insular pipefish Western Atlantic 12.5 TL
1913 Apterygocampus epinnulatus Briarium pipfish Western Central Pacific 3 SL
1870 Bhanotia fasciolata Corrugated pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean and 9 SL
1978 Bhanotia nuda Naked pipefish Western Central Pacific 7 SL
1995 Bhanotia pauciradiata Few-rayed pipefish Western Central Pacific 3.2 SL
1915 Bryx analicarens Pink pipefish Western Indian Ocean 12.5 SL
1919 Bryx dunckeri Pugnose pipefish Western Atlantic 7.5 TL
1965 Bryx randalli Western Atlantic
1940 Bryx veleronis Eastern Pacific 6 SL
1978 Bulbonaricus brauni Pugheaded pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean 5.5 SL
1984 Bulbonaricus brucei Western Indian Ocean 4.5 SL
1953 Bulbonaricus davaoensis Davao pughead pipefish Indo-West Pacific 4.3 SL
1909 Campichthys galei Gale's pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean 5.4 SL
1977 Campichthys nanus Western Indian Ocean 2.5 SL
1977 Campichthys tricarinatus Three-keel pipefish Western Central Pacific 4.4 SL
1890 Campichthys tryoni Tryon's pipefish Western Central Pacific 7.2 SL
1855 Choeroichthys brachysoma Short-bodied pipefish Indo-Pacific 7 TL
1976 Choeroichthys cinctus Barred shortbody pipefish Western Pacific 8 SL
1978 Choeroichthys latispinosus Muiron pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean
1870 Choeroichthys sculptus Sculptured pipefish Indo-Pacific 8.5 TL
1976 Choeroichthys smithi Western Indian Ocean 5 TL
1951 Choeroichthys suillus Pig-snouted pipefish Western Central Pacific 6.8 SL
1975 Corythoichthys amplexus Brown-banded pipefish Indo-West Pacific 10 SL
2008 Corythoichthys benedetto Benedetto's pipefish Indo-West Pacific 6.8 SL
1842 Corythoichthys conspicillatus Pacific Ocean 11.3 TL
1838 Corythoichthys flavofasciatus Network pipefish Indo-Pacific 12 TL
1851 Corythoichthys haematopterus Messmate pipefish Indo-Pacific 19.8 SL
1977 Corythoichthys insularis Western Indian Ocean 10 SL
1881 Corythoichthys intestinalis Scribbled pipefish Western Central Pacific 16 SL
1953 Corythoichthys nigripectus Black-breasted pipefish Indo-Pacific 11 SL
1953 Corythoichthys ocellatus Ocellated pipefish Western Central Pacific 10.3 SL
1977 Corythoichthys paxtoni Paxton's pipefish Western Pacific 13.4 SL
1977 Corythoichthys polynotatus Many-spotted pipefish Western Central Pacific 16 TL
1953 Corythoichthys schultzi Schultz's pipefish Indo-Pacific 16 TL
1856 Cosmocampus albirostris Whitenose pipefish Western Atlantic 20 TL
1889 Cosmocampus arctus arctus Snubnose pipefish Eastern Pacific 12 TL
1940 Cosmocampus arctus coccineus Eastern Pacific 12.6 SL
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
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
1850 Doryichthys boaja Asia 41 SL
2000 Doryichthys contiguus Asia 11.0 SL
1854 Doryichthys deokhatoides Asia 18.5 SL
1851 Doryichthys heterosoma Asia 34 SL
1868 Doryichthys martensii Asia 15 SL
1994 Doryrhamphus aurolineatus Western Indian Ocean 3.5 SL
1981 Doryrhamphus bicarinatus Narrowstripe pipefish Western Indian Ocean 8 TL
1981 Doryrhamphus excisus abbreviatus Western Indian Ocean 4.3 SL
1856 Doryrhamphus excisus excisus Bluestripe pipefish Indo-Pacific and Eastern 7 TL
1980 Doryrhamphus excisus paulus Eastern Central Pacific 3.9 SL
1972 Doryrhamphus janssi Janss' pipefish Western Central Pacific 14 TL
1975 Doryrhamphus japonicus Honshu pipefish Western Pacific 8.5 TL
1954 Doryrhamphus negrosensis malus Masthead Island pipefish Western Pacific 6.2 SL
1934 Doryrhamphus negrosensis negrosensis Negros pipefish Western Pacific 4.7 SL
1972 Dunckerocampus baldwini Redstripe pipefish Indo-Pacific 14 SL
1998 Dunckerocampus boylei Broad-banded Pipefish Indian Ocean 16 TL
1953 Dunckerocampus chapmani Glowtail pipefish Southwest Pacific 8.5 SL
1853 Dunckerocampus dactyliophorus Ringed pipefish Indo-Pacific 19 TL
1903 Dunckerocampus multiannulatus Many-banded pipefish Western Indian Ocean 19 TL
2004 Dunckerocampus naia Naia pipefish Pacific Ocean 12.0 SL
1938 Dunckerocampus pessuliferus Yellowbanded pipefish Western Central Pacific 16 TL
1910 Enneacampus ansorgii Africa 13.8 SL
1863 Enneacampus kaupi Africa 20 TL
1758 Entelurus aequoreus Snake pipefish Eastern Atlantic 60 TL
1882 Festucalex cinctus Girdled pipefish West Pacific 13 SL
1905 Festucalex erythraeus Indo-Pacific 8.2 SL
1977 Festucalex gibbsi Gibbs' pipefish Western Pacific 8 SL
2004 Festucalex kulbickii Kulbicki’s pipefish Western Central Pacific 6.8 SL
1984 Festucalex prolixus Western Central Pacific 3.6 SL
1870 Festucalex scalaris Ladder pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean 18 SL
1977 Festucalex wassi Wass’ pipefish Western Central Pacific 7.4 SL
1879 Filicampus tigris Tiger pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean and 29.6 SL
1964 Halicampus boothae Booth;s pipefish Western Indian Ocean 17.5 SL
1953 Halicampus brocki Brock's pipefish Western Pacific 12 TL
1929 Halicampus dunckeri Duncker's pipefish Indo-West Pacific 15 TL
1928 Halicampus edmondsoni Edmondson's pipefish Eastern Central Pacific 9.4 SL
1856 Halicampus grayi Gray's pipefish Indo-West Pacific 20 SL
1915 Halicampus macrorhynchus Ornate pipefish Indo-West Pacific 18 TL
1984 Halicampus marquesensis Eastern Central Pacific 7 SL
1906 Halicampus mataafae Samoan pipefish Indo-Pacific 14 TL
1873 Halicampus nitidus Glittering pipefish Western Pacific 7.3 SL
1952 Halicampus punctatus Starry pipefish Northwest Pacific 17 TL
1981 Halicampus spinirostris Spinysnout pipefish Indo-Pacific 12 TL
1984 Halicampus zavorensis Zavora pipefish Western Indian Ocean 10 TL
1859 Haliichthys taeniophorus Ribboned pipefish Indo-Pacific 30 TL
1975 Heraldia nocturna Upside-down pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean 9.2 SL
2010 Hippichthys albomaculosus Oceania
1854 Hippichthys cyanospilos Blue-spotted pipefish Indo-Pacific 16 SL
1849 Hippichthys heptagonus Belly pipefish Africa, Asia and Oceania 15 SL
1978 Hippichthys parvicarinatus Short-keel pipefish Oceania 8.2 SL
1849 Hippichthys penicillus Beady pipefish Indo-West Pacific 18 SL
1838 Hippichthys spicifer Bellybarred pipefish Indo-Pacific 18 TL
1827 Hippocampus abdominalis Big-belly seahorse Southwest Pacific 35 OT
2001 Hippocampus alatus Winged seahorse Indo-West Pacific 13.6 OT
1856 Hippocampus algiricus West African seahorse Eastern Central Atlantic 19.2 OT
1870 Hippocampus angustus Narrow-bellied seahorse Eastern Indian Ocean 22 TL
1908 Hippocampus barbouri Barbour's seahorse Western Central Pacific 15 OT
1970 Hippocampus bargibanti Pygmy seahorse Indo-West Pacific 2.4 OT
2001 Hippocampus biocellatus False-eyed seahorse Eastern Indian Ocean 10.8 OT
1870 Hippocampus borboniensis Réunion seahorse Western Indian Ocean 14 OT
1869 Hippocampus breviceps Short-head seahorse Indo-Pacific 15 TL
1854 Hippocampus camelopardalis Giraffe seahorse Western Indian Ocean 10 TL
1900 Hippocampus capensis Knysna seahorse Southeast Atlantic 12.1 OT
2003 Hippocampus colemani Coleman's pygmy seahorse Pasific Ocean 2.7 SL
1849 Hippocampus comes Tiger tail seahorse Western Central Pacific 18.7 OT
1850 Hippocampus coronatus Northwest Pacific 10.8 SL
2004 Hippocampus curvicuspis New Caledonian thorny seahorse Western Pacific 9.8 SL
2009 Hippocampus debelius Softcoral seahorse Red Sea 2.4 SL
2003 Hippocampus denise Denise's pygmy seahorse Western Pacific 2.4 SL
1810 Hippocampus erectus Lined seahorse Western Atlantic 19 OT
1903 Hippocampus fisheri Fisher's seahorse Western Pacific 8 OT
1838 Hippocampus fuscus Sea pony Indian Ocean 14.4 OT
2001 Hippocampus grandiceps Big-head seahorse Western Central Pacific 10.5 OT
1829 Hippocampus guttulatus Long-snouted seahorse Eastern Atlantic 21.5 SL
2001 Hippocampus hendriki Eastern spiny seahorse Western Central Pacific 10.4 OT
1758 Hippocampus hippocampus Short snouted seahorse Eastern Atlantic 15 TL
1856 Hippocampus histrix Thorny seahorse Indo-Pacific 17 TL
1858 Hippocampus ingens Pacific seahorse Eastern Pacific 30 TL
1900 Hippocampus jayakari Jayakar's seahorse Western Indian Ocean 14 OT
2001 Hippocampus jugumus Collared seahorse Southwest Pacific 4.4 OT
1901 Hippocampus kelloggi Great seahorse Indo-West Pacific 28 OT
1852 Hippocampus kuda Spotted seahorse Indo-Pacific 30 TL
1856 Hippocampus lichtensteinii Lichtenstein's Seahorse Western Indian Ocean 4 OT
1997 Hippocampus minotaur Bullneck seahorse Southwest Pacific 5 OT
1853 Hippocampus mohnikei Japanese seahorse Western Pacific 8 OT
2001 Hippocampus montebelloensis Monte Bello seahorse Eastern Indian Ocean 7.8 OT
2001 Hippocampus multispinus Northern spiny seahorse Western Central Pacific 14 OT
2010 Hippocampus paradoxus Paradoxical seahorse Eastern Indian Ocean 6.5 SL
2004 Hippocampus patagonicus Southwest Atlantic
2008 Hippocampus pontohi Pontoh's pygmy seahorse South East Asia 1.7 SL
2001 Hippocampus procerus High-crown seahorse Western Central Pacific 11 OT
2004 Hippocampus pusillus Pygmy thorny seahorse Western Pacific
2001 Hippocampus queenslandicus Queensland seahorse Western Central Pacific 11.6 OT
1933 Hippocampus reidi Longsnout seahorse Western Atlantic 17.5 OT
2008 Hippocampus satomiae Satomi's pygmy seahorse South East Asia 1.4 SL
2001 Hippocampus semispinosus Half-spined seahorse Western Central Pacific 18 OT
1901 Hippocampus sindonis Dhiho's seahorse Northwest Pacific 8 OT
1913 Hippocampus spinosissimus Hedgehog seahorse Indo-Pacific 17.2 OT
1873 Hippocampus subelongatus West Australian seahorse Eastern Indian Ocean 20 OT
1940 Hippocampus suezensis Egyptian seahorse Western Indian Ocean 27.5 TL
1814 Hippocampus trimaculatus Longnose seahorse Indo-Pacific 22 TL
2009 Hippocampus tyro Western Indian Ocean 6.1 TL
2009 Hippocampus waleananus Walea pygmy seahorse Asia 1.8 SL
1855 Hippocampus whitei White's seahorse Southwest Pacific 13 OT
1964 Hippocampus zebra Zebra seahorse Western Central Pacific 8 OT
1882 Hippocampus zosterae Dwarf seahorse Western Atlantic 5 TL
1914 Histiogamphelus briggsii Briggs' pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean 22.5 SL
1881 Histiogamphelus cristatus Macleay's crested pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean 26.5 SL
1982 Hypselognathus horridus Prickly pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean 27.3 SL
1921 Hypselognathus rostratus Knife-snouted pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean 30.5 SL
1953 Ichthyocampus bikiniensis Western Central Pacific
1822 Ichthyocampus carce Indo-West Pacific 15
1921 Idiotropiscis australe Southern little pipehorse Eastern Indian Ocean 5.5 TL
1984 Idiotropiscis larsonae Helen's pygmy pipehorse Eastern Indian Ocean
2004 Idiotropiscis lumnitzeri Sydney's pygmy pipehorse Southwestern Pacific 5.5 TL
1921 Kaupus costatus Deepbody pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean 12.9 SL
1980 Kimblaeus bassensis Trawl pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean 16 SL
2007 Kyonemichthys rumengani Thread pipefish Indo-West Pacific 2.7 TL
1853 Leptoichthys fistularius Brush-tailed pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean 63 SL
1837 Leptonotus blainvilleanus Deep-bodied pipefish Southeast Pacific and Sou 25 SL
1872 Leptonotus elevatus Pipefish Southwest Pacific 14.9 SL
1910 Leptonotus norae Longsnout pipefish Southwest Pacific 21.5 SL
1915 Lissocampus bannwarthi Western Indian Ocean 13.2 SL
1921 Lissocampus caudalis Smooth pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean 10 SL
1943 Lissocampus fatiloquus Prophet's pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean 7.9 SL
1870 Lissocampus filum Shortsnout pipefish Southwest Pacific 10.7 SL
1931 Lissocampus runa Javelin pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean 9.4 SL
1948 Maroubra perserrata Sawtooth pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean 7.2 SL
1983 Maroubra yasudai Orange pipefish Northwest Pacific 16.1 SL
1858 Micrognathus andersonii Shortnose pipefish Indo-Pacific 8.5 TL
2004 Micrognathus brevicorpus Western Pacific 7.3 SL
1838 Micrognathus brevirostris brevirostris Thorntail pipefish Western Indian Ocean 67.5 SL
1981 Micrognathus brevirostris pygmaeus Thorntailed pipefish Indo-Pacific 6 TL
1842 Micrognathus crinitus Banded pipefish Western Atlantic 15 TL
1974 Micrognathus erugatus Southwest Atlantic
1938 Micrognathus micronotopterus Tidepool pipefish Western Pacific 5.7 SL
1982 Micrognathus natans Offshore pipefish Western Central Pacific 6 TL
1856 Microphis aculeatus Africa 20 SL
1855 Microphis argulus Flat-nosed pipepfish Western Indian Ocean 15 SL
1854 Microphis brachyurus Short-tailed pipefish Asia and Oceania 22 SL
1913 Microphis brevidorsalis Stream pipefish Asia and Oceania 11.5 SL
1907 Microphis caudocarinatus Slender pipefish Asia 6.8 SL
1981 Microphis cruentus Dumbéa river pipefish Oceania 15.5 SL
1822 Microphis cuncalus Crocodile-tooth pipefish Asia 17.5 SL
1822 Microphis deocata Deocata pipefish Asia 15 SL
1929 Microphis dunckeri Asia 12 SL
1852 Microphis fluviatilis Freshwater pipefish Africa 21 TL
1925 Microphis insularis Andaman pipefish Asia
1868 Microphis jagorii Asia 16 SL
1854 Microphis leiaspis Barhead pipefish Africa 19 SL
1856 Microphis lineatus Opossum pipefish Western Atlantic 95 TL
1856 Microphis manadensis Menado pipefish Asia and Oceania 20 SL
1856 Microphis mento Asia 15 SL
1856 Microphis millepunctatus Shorttail pipefish Western Indian Ocean 22 TL
1910 Microphis ocellatus Asia 12.5 SL
1868 Microphis pleurostictus Asia 15 SL
1856 Microphis retzii Ragged-tail pipefish Asia and Oceania 14.5 SL
1915 Microphis spinachioides Spinach pipefish Oceania 15 SL
1953 Minyichthys brachyrhinus Eastern Indian Ocean 4.6 SL
1983 Minyichthys inusitatus Western Central Atlantic
1972 Minyichthys myersi Myer's pipefish Indo-West Pacific 6 TL
1982 Minyichthys sentus Eastern Atlantic 6 TL
1948 Mitotichthys meraculus Western crested pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean 22.2 SL
1955 Mitotichthys mollisoni Mollison's pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean 15.9 SL
1856 Mitotichthys semistriatus Half-banded pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean 26.8 SL
1942 Mitotichthys tuckeri Tucker's pipefish Southwest Pacific 15.9 SL
1953 Nannocampus elegans Elegant pipefish Western Indian Ocean 12 TL
1948 Nannocampus lindemanensis Painted pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean and
1915 Nannocampus pictus Reef pipefish Indo-West Pacific 10 TL
1870 Nannocampus subosseus Bony-headed pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean 9.1 SL
1915 Nannocampus weberi Reef-flat pipefish Western Central Pacific 10 TL
1835 Nerophis lumbriciformis Worm pipefish Eastern Atlantic 17 TL
1810 Nerophis maculatus Eastern Atlantic 30 TL
1758 Nerophis ophidion Straightnose pipefish Eastern Atlantic 30 TL
1886 Notiocampus ruber Red pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean 16.4 SL
1911 Penetopteryx nanus Lost pipefish Western Central Atlantic 3.2 SL
1881 Penetopteryx taeniocephalus Oceanic pipefish Indo-Pacific 7.3 SL
1856 Phoxocampus belcheri Rock pipefish Indo-West Pacific 7.2 SL
1943 Phoxocampus diacanthus Spined pipefish Indo-Pacific 8.7 SL
1858 Phoxocampus tetrophthalmus Trunk-barred pipefish Western Central Pacific 8 TL
1865 Phycodurus eques Leafy seadragon Eastern Indian Ocean 35 TL
1804 Phyllopteryx taeniolatus Common seadragon Eastern Indian Ocean 46 TL
1914 Pseudophallus elcapitanensis Central America 18.5 SL
1923 Pseudophallus mindii Central and South America 16 SL
1895 Pseudophallus starksii Central and South America 17.6 SL
1872 Pugnaso curtirostris Pug-nosed pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean 18.2 SL
1966 Siokunichthys bentuviai Barred xenia-pipefish Western Indian Ocean 6.1 SL
1963 Siokunichthys breviceps Softcoral pipefish Western Indian Ocean 15 SL
1953 Siokunichthys herrei Herre’s pipefish Indo-West Pacific 7.6 SL
1983 Siokunichthys nigrolineatus Mushroom-coral pipefish Western Central Pacific 8 SL
1910 Siokunichthys southwelli Southwell's pipefish Western Indian Ocean 4.3 SL
2004 Siokunichthys striatus New Caledonian soft-coral pipefish Western Pacific 9.3 SL
1927 Solegnathus dunckeri Dunker's pipehorse Western Pacific
1830 Solegnathus hardwickii Hardwicke's pipefish Western Indian Ocean 40 TL
1860 Solegnathus lettiensis Günther's pipehorse Eastern Indian Ocean
1911 Solegnathus robustus Robust pipehorse Eastern Indian Ocean 35 TL



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