Solenostomus leptosoma

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Solenostomus leptosoma
Solenostomus leptosomus (Delicate ghost pipefish).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Solenostomidae
Genus: Solenostomus
S. leptosoma
Binomial name
Solenostomus leptosoma
Tanaka, 1908

Solenostomus leptosoma, the delicate ghost pipefish is a species of false pipefish from the family Solenostomidae. It is an Indo-Pacific species which occurs from the Mascarene Islands east to Japan, Indonesia and Australia. It is mainly found along the edge of reefs where the reef borders on bordering on open sand substrates. They are mainly pelagic in their early life stages until they mature and settle on the substrate to breed. The females carry the eggs in a brood pouch formed by their modified pelvic fins.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Solenostomus leptosoma" in FishBase. February 2018 version.