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Choeroichthys sculptus.jpg
Sculptured Pipefish (C. sculptus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Choeroichthys
Kaup, 1856
Type species
Choeroichthys valencienni[1]
(Kaup, 1856)

Choeroichthys is a genus of pipefishes of the family Syngnathidae native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans.


The genus name is derived from the Greek choiros meaning "a pig" and ichthys meaning "fish".


There are currently six recognized species in this genus:[2]


  1. ^ Kuiter, Rudie H. 2000. Seahorses, pipefishes, and the relatives. Chorleywood, UK: TMC Publishing. 240 p.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Choeroichthys in FishBase. October 2012 version.

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