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

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hippichthys albomaculosus Oceania 2010
Hippichthys cyanospilos Blue-spotted pipefish Indo-Pacific 16 SL 1854
Hippichthys heptagonus Belly pipefish Africa, Asia and Oceania 15 SL 1849
Hippichthys parvicarinatus Short-keel pipefish Oceania 8.2 SL 1978
Hippichthys penicillus Beady pipefish Indo-West Pacific 18 SL 1849
Hippichthys spicifer Bellybarred pipefish Indo-Pacific 18 TL 1838



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