family Syngnathidae


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Related to family Syngnathidae: pipefish
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Noun1.family 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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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).
Camouflage and slow approach to prey are remarkable feeding behaviors common to most members of the family Syngnathidae (Howard and Koehn, 1985).
Seahorses belong to the family Syngnathidae, which include pipefishes and sea dragons.

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