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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Subfamily: Hippocampinae
Genus: Histiogamphelus
McCulloch, 1914

Histiogamphelus is a genus of fish known as the crested pipefishes. They belong to the family syngnathidae and are endemic to the southern coast of Australia and Tasmania. They have a characteristic "crest" on the snout, which can help distinguish them from other related genera within the sub-family Syngnathinae. Their brown-tan coloration may mimic the Posidonia sea grass in which they are often found. Like all syngnathids, the male broods the eggs in a brood pouch (in this genus located under the tail).


There are currently two recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Histiogamphelus in FishBase. October 2012 version.