SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=258) AND ((Families.Order)= 'Syngnathiformes') AND ((Species.Genus) = 'Microphis') AND ((Species.Subfamily) = 'Syngnathinae') And ((FAMILIES.Class)='Actinopterygii') ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae Pipefishes and seahorses
Subfamily: Syngnathinae
Genus: Microphis

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Photo by JJPhoto

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

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Microphis aculeatus
[]

Photo by Keith, P.

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

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

Photo by Pöllabauer, C.

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

Photo by Pöllabauer, C.
 
Microphis brachyurus
[Short-tailed pipefish]
No picture found
Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL

 
Microphis brevidorsalis
[Stream pipefish]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Microphis caudocarinatus
[Slender pipefish]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 15.5 cm SL

 
Microphis cruentus
[Dumbéa river pipefish]

Photo by Mahalder, B.

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

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

Photo by Aquaristikhaus

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

Photo by Aquaristikhaus
 
Microphis deocata
[Deocata pipefish]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Microphis dunckeri
[]

Photo by SAIAB

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

Photo by SAIAB
 
Microphis fluviatilis
[Freshwater pipefish]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

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

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

Photo by Figueiredo, J.L./Menezes, N.A.

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

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

Photo by Shao, K.T.

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

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Microphis manadensis
[Menado pipefish]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Microphis mento
[]

Photo by Keith, P.

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

Photo by Keith, P.
 
Microphis millepunctatus
[Shorttail pipefish]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL

 
Microphis ocellatus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Microphis pleurostictus
[]

Photo by Appleby, C.

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

Photo by Appleby, C.
 
Microphis retzii
[Ragged-tail pipefish]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Microphis spinachioides
[Spinach pipefish]



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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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