Syngnathus macrobrachium

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Large-fin pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Syngnathus
S. macrobrachium
Binomial name
Syngnathus macrobrachium
Fritzsche, 1980

Syngnathus macrobrachium (large-fin pipefish) is a species of pipefishes, which is common in the southern-eastern Pacific in the coastal waters from Tumbes (Peru) to Puerto Montt (Chile). It is a marine subtropical demersal fish, up to 22.5 centimetres (8.9 in) length.[2] Very little is known about this species' biology but it is thought that it lives over sand and other soft sea beds in shallow coastal waters including estuaries and brackish lagoons. This species is ovoviviparous, the males brood the fertilised eggs below the tail before giving birth to the larvae.[1]


  1. ^ a b Pollom, R. (2017). "Syngnathus macrobrachium". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T183512A67621699. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T183512A67621699.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Syngnathus macrobrachium" in FishBase. February 2018 version.