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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Subfamily: Syngnathinae
Genus: Pugnaso
Whitley, 1948
P. curtirostris
Binomial name
Pugnaso curtirostris
(Castelnau, 1872)
  • Syngnathus curtirostris Castelnau, 1872
  • Syngnathus caretta Klunzinger, 1880

Pugnaso curtirostris, the pug-nosed pipefish, is a species of pipefish endemic to the coastal waters of southern Australia. It is found down to a depth of about 11 metres (36 ft) in beds of seagrasses of the genera Posidonia and Zostera. This species grows to a length of 18.2 centimetres (7.2 in) SL. This species is the only known member of its genus.[2]


  1. ^ Aylesworth, L. & Pollom, R. (2016). "Pugnaso curtirostris". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65373532A67621208. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T65373532A67621208.en.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Pugnaso curtirostris" in FishBase. February 2018 version.