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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae Pipefishes and seahorses
Subfamily: Syngnathinae
Genus: Corythoichthys

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

Photo by Photo by Steene, R.
 
Corythoichthys amplexus
[Brown-banded pipefish]



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

Photo by Photo by Erdmann, M.V.
 
Corythoichthys benedetto
[Benedetto's pipefish]
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Max. Length 11.3 cm TL

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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Corythoichthys haematopterus
[Messmate pipefish]
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Max. Length 10 cm SL

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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Corythoichthys intestinalis
[Scribbled pipefish]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Corythoichthys ocellatus
[Ocellated pipefish]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.4 cm SL

 
Corythoichthys paxtoni
[Paxton's pipefish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Corythoichthys polynotatus Dawson, 1977

Photo by Photo by Tonozuka, T.
 
Corythoichthys polynotatus
[Many-spotted pipefish]



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

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



12 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Corythoichthys amplexus Brown-banded pipefish Indo-West Pacific 10 SL 1975
Corythoichthys benedetto Benedetto's pipefish Indo-West Pacific 6.8 SL 2008
Corythoichthys conspicillatus Pacific Ocean 11.3 TL 1842
Corythoichthys flavofasciatus Network pipefish Indo-Pacific 12 TL 1838
Corythoichthys haematopterus Messmate pipefish Indo-Pacific 19.8 SL 1851
Corythoichthys insularis Western Indian Ocean 10 SL 1977
Corythoichthys intestinalis Scribbled pipefish Western Central Pacific 16 SL 1881
Corythoichthys nigripectus Black-breasted pipefish Indo-Pacific 11 SL 1953
Corythoichthys ocellatus Ocellated pipefish Western Central Pacific 10.3 SL 1953
Corythoichthys paxtoni Paxton's pipefish Western Pacific 13.4 SL 1977
Corythoichthys polynotatus Many-spotted pipefish Western Central Pacific 16 TL 1977
Corythoichthys schultzi Schultz's pipefish Indo-Pacific 16 TL 1953



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