Slender snipefish

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Slender snipefish
Macroramphosus gracilis NOAA.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Centriscidae
Subfamily: Macroramphosinae
Genus: Macroramphosus
Species: M. gracilis
Binomial name
Macroramphosus gracilis
(R. T. Lowe, 1839)

The slender snipefish or snipefish (Macroramphosus gracilis) is a snipefish of the genus Macroramphosus. It is found in tropical oceans around the world at depths of 50 to 500 m (160 to 1,640 ft). Its length is up to 15 cm (5.9 in).


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Macroramphosus gracilis" in FishBase. May 2006 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8