High-body pipefish

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High-body pipefish
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Leptonotus
Species: L. elevatus
Binomial name
Leptonotus elevatus
(F. W. Hutton, 1872)

The high-body pipefish (Leptonotus elevatus) is a pipefish in the family Syngnathidae (seahorses and pipefishes).[1] These demersal fish are widespread in New Zealand and the Auckland Islands.[2] They have been reported in both shallow and deep waters (60 to 120 m).


  1. ^ Kuiter, Rudie H. 2000. Seahorses, pipefishes, and the relatives. Chorleywood, UK: TMC Publishing. 240 p.
  2. ^ *Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors (2011). "Leptonotus elevatus (Hutton, 1872)". FishBase. Retrieved 18 September 2012.