Spotted pipefish

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Spotted pipefish
Nerophis maculatus.jpg
Nerophis papacinus - 1700-1880 - Print - Iconographia Zoologica - Special Collections University of Amsterdam - UBA01 IZ14500025.tif
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Nerophis
N. maculatus
Binomial name
Nerophis maculatus
  • Nerophis annulatus (Risso, 1827)
  • Scyphius annulatus Risso, 1827
  • Syngnathus fasciatus Risso, 1810
  • Syngnathus papacinus Risso, 1810

The spotted pipefish, Nerophis maculatus, is a species of Pipefishes, found in the Eastern Atlantic: Portugal and Azores, Mediterranean Sea, especially numerous in its western part and the Adriatic Sea. Ovoviviparous, marine subtropical coastal fish up to {[convert|15|cm|in}} maximal length. It is inhabits rocky sites of coast, also in aquatic plants and algae, at depth up to 50 metres (160 ft).[2]


  1. ^ Wiswedel, S. (2015). "Nerophis maculatus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T198763A80250985. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015.RLTS.T198763A80250985.en.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Nerophis maculatus" in FishBase. February 2018 version.