Choeroichthys

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Choeroichthys
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.

Etymology[edit]

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

Species[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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