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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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33 species
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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 26 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
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL

 
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 18.5 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]

Photo by Pashkov, A.N.

Europe
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Syngnathus schmidti Popov, 1928

Photo by Pashkov, A.N.
 
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
Southwest Atlantic to Sou

 
Syngnathus temminckii
[]

Photo by Biondi, A.

Mediterranean Sea

Syngnathus tenuirostris Rathke, 1837

Photo by Biondi, A.
 
Syngnathus tenuirostris
[Narrow-snouted pipefish]

Photo by Shaganov, V.V.

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

Photo by Shaganov, V.V.
 
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]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Syngnathus abaster Black-striped pipefish Eastern Atlantic 21 TL 1827
Syngnathus acus Greater pipefish Eastern Atlantic 50 TL 1758
Syngnathus affinis Texas pipefish Western Atlantic 1870
Syngnathus auliscus Barred pipefish Eastern Pacific 18 TL 1882
Syngnathus californiensis Kelp pipefish Eastern Pacific 50 TL 1845
Syngnathus caribbaeus Caribbean pipefish Western Atlantic 22.5 TL 1979
Syngnathus carinatus Eastern Central Pacific 23 SL 1892
Syngnathus dawsoni Western Central Atlantic 1969
Syngnathus euchrous Chocolate pipefish Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1980
Syngnathus exilis Barcheek pipefish Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1916
Syngnathus floridae Dusky pipefish Western Atlantic 26 TL 1882
Syngnathus folletti Southwest Atlantic 1942
Syngnathus fuscus Northern pipefish Western Atlantic 33 TL 1839
Syngnathus insulae Eastern Central Pacific 20.4 SL 1980
Syngnathus leptorhynchus Bay pipefish Eastern Pacific 38.5 TL 1854
Syngnathus louisianae Chain pipefish Western Atlantic 38 TL 1870
Syngnathus macrobrachium Southeast Pacific 22.5 SL 1980
Syngnathus macrophthalmus Western Indian Ocean 12.2 TL 1915
Syngnathus makaxi Western Central Atlantic 8.7 SL 1972
Syngnathus pelagicus Sargassum pipefish Western Atlantic 18.1 SL 1758
Syngnathus phlegon Eastern Atlantic 20 TL 1827
Syngnathus rostellatus Nilsson's pipefish Northeast Atlantic 18.5 TL 1855
Syngnathus safina Western Indian Ocean 1992
Syngnathus schlegeli Seaweed pipefish Northwest Pacific 30 TL 1856
Syngnathus schmidti Europe 11 TL 1928
Syngnathus scovelli Gulf pipefish Western Atlantic 18.3 SL 1896
Syngnathus springeri Bull pipefish Western Atlantic 38 TL 1942
Syngnathus taenionotus Mediterranean Sea 19 TL 1871
Syngnathus temminckii Southwest Atlantic to Sou 1856
Syngnathus tenuirostris Narrow-snouted pipefish Mediterranean Sea 1837
Syngnathus typhle Broadnosed pipefish Eastern Atlantic 35 TL 1758
Syngnathus variegatus Eurasia 1814
Syngnathus watermeyeri River pipefish Africa 13 TL 1963



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