Southern pipefish

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Southern pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Syngnathus
S. folletti
Binomial name
Syngnathus folletti
Herald, 1942

Southern pipefish, Syngnathus folletti, is a pipefish species, inhabits the Southwest Atlantic near Uruguay. It is a marine subtropical demersal fish.[2] This species has been recorded among beds of Ruppia maritima in the Lagoa dos Patos in southern Brazil, and apparently they spend the whole of their lives in sea grass beds. It is a carnivorous species which feeds mainly on copepods and isopods , although the females consume a wider variety of prey. It is an ovoviviparous fish, in which the males bear the fertilised eggs inside a brood pouch located beneath its tail. During the breeding season they are sexually dimorphic which indicates that the species is probably polygamous.[1]


  1. ^ a b Austin, D. & Pollom, R. (2016). "Syngnathus folletti". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65374787A67621981. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T65374787A67621981.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Syngnathus folletti" in FishBase. February 2018 version.