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n. pl. pipefish or pipe·fish·es
Any of various slim fishes of the subfamily Syngnathinae chiefly of marine waters, having a tubelike snout and an elongated body encased in bony rings.


n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any of various teleost fishes of the genera Nerophis, Syngnathus, etc, having a long tubelike snout and an elongated body covered with bony plates: family Syngnathidae. Also called: needlefish



n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any small, elongated fish of the family Syngnathidae, having a tubular snout and a covering of bony plates.
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Noun1.pipefish - fish with long tubular snout and slim body covered with bony platespipefish - fish with long tubular snout and slim body covered with bony plates
dwarf pipefish, Syngnathus hildebrandi - small (4 inches) fish found off the Florida Gulf Coast
Cosmocampus profundus, deepwater pipefish - a fish 8 inches long; found from eastern Florida to western Caribbean
sea horse, seahorse - small fish with horse-like heads bent sharply downward and curled tails; swim in upright position
teleost, teleost fish, teleostan - a bony fish of the subclass Teleostei
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Pipefishes have not been definitively shown to be capable of completing all life stages in fresh water.
Among pipefishes, seahorses and sea dragons, females produce eggs but males get pregnant, carrying the embryos.
Six species of fishes (bay anchovy, Atlantic croaker Micropogonias undulatus Linnaeus, pipefishes Syngnathus spp.
The sea horses are generally found living together with Pipefishes and Dragon fishes along the coral reef areas could be.
The genus is distinguished from other sygnathine pipefishes by a unique configuration of principal body ridges including discontinuous superior trunk ridges and the presence of a lateral tail ridge (Dawson 1978).
49), showing seahorses and pipefishes, entwined among sea grasses at the bottom and swirling upward and diminishing in size along an apparent water current, is particularly delightful.