Bay pipefish

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Bay pipefish
Syngnathus leptorhynchus.jpg
Bay pipefish in seaweeds
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Syngnathus
S. leptorhynchus
Binomial name
Syngnathus leptorhynchus
Girard, 1854 [2]
  • Siphostoma griseolineatum (Ayres, 1854)
  • Syngnathus griseolineatus Ayres, 1854

The bay pipefish (Syngnathus leptorhynchus) is a pipefish native to the eelgrass beds of the Eastern Pacific (Southern Baja California to Gulf of Alaska),[2] where its sinuous shape and green color allow it to blend in with the waving blades of eelgrass. Like other members of the seahorse family, male pipefish tend the eggs laid by their female partners in specialized pouches.[4][5]


  1. ^ Graham, C. & Pollom, R. (2015). "Syngnathus leptorhynchus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T65374916A67621840. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-2.RLTS.T65374916A67621840.en.
  2. ^ a b "Syngnathus leptorhynchus, Bay pipefish : aquarium." Web. 10 Dec 2009.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Syngnathus leptorhynchus" in FishBase. February 2018 version.
  4. ^ "Splendor in the Grass — Bay Nature Institute." Web. 10 Dec 2009.
  5. ^ Lamb, A, and Edgell, P. 2010. Coastal Fishes of the Pacific Northwest. British Columbia: Harbour Publishing.