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

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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Micrognathus andersonii
[Shortnose pipefish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL
Micrognathus brevicorpus Fricke, 2004

Photo by Photo by Fricke, R.
 
Micrognathus brevicorpus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 67.5 cm SL

 
Micrognathus brevirostris
[Thorntail pipefish]



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

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

Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Micrognathus micronotopterus
[Tidepool pipefish]
No picture found

Max. Length 6 cm TL

 
Micrognathus natans
[Offshore pipefish]
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Max. Length 6 cm TL

 
Micrognathus pygmaeus
[Thorntailed pipefish]



8 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Micrognathus andersonii Shortnose pipefish Indo-Pacific 8.5 TL 1858
Micrognathus brevicorpus Western Pacific 7.3 SL 2004
Micrognathus brevirostris Thorntail pipefish Western Indian Ocean 67.5 SL 1838
Micrognathus crinitus Banded pipefish Western Atlantic 15 TL 1842
Micrognathus erugatus Southwest Atlantic 1974
Micrognathus micronotopterus Tidepool pipefish Western Pacific 5.7 SL 1938
Micrognathus natans Offshore pipefish Western Central Pacific 6 TL 1982
Micrognathus pygmaeus Thorntailed pipefish Pacific Ocean 6 TL 1981



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