Amphelikturus dendriticus

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Amphelikturus dendriticus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Amphelikturus
A. E. Parr, 1930
A. dendriticus
Binomial name
Amphelikturus dendriticus
(T. Barbour, 1905)
  • Siphostoma dendriticum Barbour, 1905
  • Acentronura dendritica (Barbour, 1905)

Amphelikturus dendriticus, the pipehorse, is a species of pygmy pipehorse native to the western Atlantic Ocean. This small, highly camouflaged pipefish is rarely seen.[3] This species grows to a length of 7.5 centimetres (3.0 in) TL. This species is the only known member of its genus.


  1. ^ Pollom, R.; Brenner, J. & Williams, J.T. (2015). "Acentronura dendritica". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015:: e.T46107486A46959066. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T46107486A46959066.en.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Amphelikturus dendriticus" in FishBase. February 2018 version.
  3. ^ Kuiter, Rudie H. 2000. Seahorses, pipefishes, and the relatives. Chorleywood, UK: TMC Publishing. 240 p

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