Spiny pipehorse

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Spiny pipehorse
Spiny pipehorse, Solegnathus spinosissimus.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Solegnathus
S. spinosissimus
Binomial name
Solegnathus spinosissimus
(Günther, 1870)
  • Solenognathus spinosissimus Günther, 1870
  • Solenognathus fasciatus Günther, 1880
  • Solegnathus fasciatus

The spiny pipehorse (Solegnathus spinosissimus) is a pipefish of the family Syngnathidae, found in the southwest Pacific Ocean on rocky or coral reefs to depths of 230 metres (750 ft). Length is up to 50 centimetres (20 in).


  1. ^ Pollom, R. (2017). "Solegnathus spinosissimus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2017: e.T20318A67623085. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T20318A67623085.en. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Solegnathus spinosissimus" in FishBase. April 2018 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

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