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

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

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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Pöllabauer, C.
 
Microphis brachyurus
[Short-tailed pipefish]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.5 cm SL

 
Microphis brevidorsalis
[Stream pipefish]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Microphis caudocarinatus
[Slender pipefish]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.5 cm SL

 
Microphis cruentus
[Dumbéa river pipefish]



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

Photo by Photo by Mahalder, B.
 
Microphis cuncalus
[Crocodile-tooth pipefish]



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

Photo by Photo by Aquaristikhaus
 
Microphis deocata
[Deocata pipefish]
No picture found

Max. Length 12 cm SL

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

Photo by Photo by SAIAB
 
Microphis fluviatilis
[Freshwater pipefish]



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

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



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 19.4 cm SL
Microphis lineatus (Kaup, 1856)

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



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

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Microphis manadensis
[Menado pipefish]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm SL

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

Photo by Photo by Keith, P.
 
Microphis millepunctatus
[Shorttail pipefish]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.5 cm SL

 
Microphis ocellatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm SL

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

Photo by Photo by Appleby, C.
 
Microphis retzii
[Ragged-tail pipefish]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Microphis spinachioides
[Spinach pipefish]



19 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Microphis aculeatus Africa 20 SL 1856
Microphis argulus Flat-nosed pipepfish Western Indian Ocean 15 SL 1855
Microphis brachyurus Short-tailed pipefish Asia and Oceania 22 SL 1854
Microphis brevidorsalis Stream pipefish Asia and Oceania 11.5 SL 1913
Microphis caudocarinatus Slender pipefish Asia 6.8 SL 1907
Microphis cruentus Dumbéa river pipefish Oceania 15.5 SL 1981
Microphis cuncalus Crocodile-tooth pipefish Asia 17.5 SL 1822
Microphis deocata Deocata pipefish Asia 15 SL 1822
Microphis dunckeri Asia 12 SL 1929
Microphis fluviatilis Freshwater pipefish Africa 21 TL 1852
Microphis leiaspis Barhead pipefish Africa 19 SL 1854
Microphis lineatus Opossum pipefish Western Atlantic 19.4 SL 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 1856
Microphis ocellatus Asia 12.5 SL 1910
Microphis pleurostictus Asia 15 SL 1868
Microphis retzii Ragged-tail pipefish Asia and Oceania 14.5 SL 1856
Microphis spinachioides Spinach pipefish Oceania 15 SL 1915



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