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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae Pipefishes and seahorses
Subfamily: Syngnathinae
Genus: Corythoichthys

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Corythoichthys amplexus Brown-banded pipefish Indo-West Pacific 10 SL 1975
Corythoichthys benedetto Benedetto's pipefish Indo-West Pacific 6.8 SL 2008
Corythoichthys conspicillatus Pacific Ocean 11.3 TL 1842
Corythoichthys flavofasciatus Network pipefish Indo-Pacific 12 TL 1838
Corythoichthys haematopterus Messmate pipefish Indo-Pacific 19.8 SL 1851
Corythoichthys insularis Western Indian Ocean 10 SL 1977
Corythoichthys intestinalis Scribbled pipefish Western Central Pacific 16 SL 1881
Corythoichthys nigripectus Black-breasted pipefish Indo-Pacific 11 SL 1953
Corythoichthys ocellatus Ocellated pipefish Western Central Pacific 10.3 SL 1953
Corythoichthys paxtoni Paxton's pipefish Western Pacific 13.4 SL 1977
Corythoichthys polynotatus Many-spotted pipefish Western Central Pacific 16 TL 1977
Corythoichthys schultzi Schultz's pipefish Indo-Pacific 16 TL 1953



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