Longtail seamoth

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Longtail seamoth
Pegasus volitans.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Pegasidae
Genus: Pegasus
P. volitans
Binomial name
Pegasus volitans
Linnaeus, 1758
  • Pegasus spatula Lacepède, 1800
  • Parapegasus volitans (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Pegasus natans Linnaeus, 1766
  • Leptopegasus natans (Linnaeus, 1766)
  • Parapegasus natans (Linnaeus, 1766)
  • Pegasus volans Linnaeus, 1766
  • Pegasus pristis Bleeker, 1852
  • Cataphractus anceps Gronow, 1854

The longtail seamoth (Pegasus volitans) is a species of fish in the Pegasidae family. It is found in Australia, Bahrain, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mozambique, Myanmar, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Tanzania, and Thailand.[2] This fish is used in Chinese medicine and in the aquarium trade.[1]


  1. ^ a b Pollom, R. (2016). "Pegasus volitans". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T16476A115133968. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T16476A46624265.en. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Pegasus volitans" in FishBase. February 2018 version.