Syngnathidae


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Related to Syngnathidae: pipefish
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Noun1.Syngnathidae - pipefishes
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Solenichthyes, Solenichthyes - bellows fishes; shrimpfishes; cornetfishes; pipefishes; small order of chiefly tropical marine fishes of varied and bizarre form all having a small mouth at the end of a drawn-out tubular snout
pipefish, needlefish - fish with long tubular snout and slim body covered with bony plates
genus Syngnathus, Syngnathus - type genus of the family Syngnathidae
Cosmocampus, genus Cosmocampus - a genus of fish in the family Syngnathidae
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GOS2 Microgobius MIGU gulosus Microgobius MITH thalussinus Haemulidae Orthopristis ORCH chrysoptera Lutjanidae Lutjanus LUAR argentimaculatus Mugilidae Mugil cephalus MUCE Paralichthyidae Citharichthys CISP spilopterus Paralichthys PALE lethostigma Polynemidae Polydactylus POOC octonemus Pomatomidae Pomatomus POSA saltatrix Sciaenidae Bairdiella BACH chrysoura Cynoscion CYAR arenarius Cynoscion CYNE nebulosus Leiostomus LEXA xanthurus Menlicirrhus MEL1 littoralis Micropogonias MIUN undidatus Pogonias cromis POCR Sciaenops occelatus SCOC Scombridae Scomberomorus SCMA maculatus Sparidae A rchosargus ARPR probatocephalus Lagodon rhomboides LARH Sphyrnidae Sphyrna tiburo SPT1 Stromateidae Peprilus paru PEPA Syngnathidae Syngnathus spp.
The family Syngnathidae (pipefishes and seahorses) consists of about 232 species of which 18 (mostly in the genus Microphis) are known only from freshwater and about 37 are euryhaline (Nelson, 2006).
The second instructive example of sex role reversal is that of seahorses and pipefishes, in the family Syngnathidae (collectively called syngnathids).