Enneacampus ansorgii

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Enneacampus ansorgii
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Enneacampus
E. ansorgii
Binomial name
Enneacampus ansorgii
(Boulenger, 1910)
  • Syngnathus ansorgii Boulenger, 1910
  • Syngnathus pulchellus Boulenger, 1915
  • Syngnathus olssoni Johnels, 1954

Enneacampus ansorgii, the African freshwater pipefish, is a pipefish in the family Syngnathidae (pipefishes and seahorses).[2] It is widely distributed in coastal rivers and streams of Western Africa, being found in both slow and fast flowing water from the Gambia River to the Cuanza River in Angola.[1] It is most likely that the specific name honours the explorer William John Ansorge (1850-1913).[3]


  1. ^ a b Pollom, R. (2017). "Enneacampus ansorgii". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T167999A96891636. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T167999A96891636.en.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Enneacampus ansorgii" in FishBase. February 2018 version.
  3. ^ "Biographical Etymology of Marine Organism Names. A". Hans G. Hansson. Retrieved 28 May 2018.