Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to pipefish: Syngnathidae


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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014



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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The seized species are estimated to be worth aroundEeRs 7 crore, and were identified as sea horses, pangolin scales, pipefish, and sea cucumbers, among others.
Intracellular crystallization of hemoglobin in the erythrocytes of the northern pipefish, Syngnathus fuscus.
Large bones transported live in tanks during past Islamorada bonefish tournaments have expelled some interesting contents which have included pipefish, juvenile snappers, and even a reported sergeant major!
wonderful West is Our sharp-eyed guide pointed out spider and blue crabs, lobsters, pipefish and jellyfish.
Snipefish, seahorses and pipefish all have long, skinny snouts and use "pivot feeding" to capture food, Longo said, meaning that they pivot their head rapidly to bring their mouth up close to the prey and suck it in.
The aquarium has welcomed two new species - a snake pipefish and shore clingfish - both in new bubble tanks just high enough for smaller guests to peer in to.
We calculated a diversity index for the East River based on our catch, which included moon jellyfish, grass shrimp, silverside fish, bay anchovies, tomcod, striped bass, invasive Japanese crab, and a Northern pipefish, which looks like a straightened seahorse.
Behavioural responses of a sex-role reversed pipefish to a gradient of perceived predation risk.
The river pipefish, syngnathus watermeyeri, found in estuaries in South Africa's Eastern Cape province, is said to be facing imminent extinction because of natural and human threats to the brackish estuaries and local eelgrass beds in which it lives.
2012b: First substantiated record of the blackstriped pipefish, Syngnathus abaster (Actinopterygii, Syngnathiformes, Syngnathida) in the freshwaters of Bosnia and Herzegovina.