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

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cosmocampus albirostris Whitenose pipefish Western Atlantic 20 TL 1856
Cosmocampus arctus Snubnose pipefish Eastern Pacific 12 TL 1889
Cosmocampus balli Ball's pipe fish Eastern Central Pacific 12 TL 1925
Cosmocampus banneri Roughridge pipefish Indo-West Pacific 5.8 SL 1972
Cosmocampus brachycephalus Crested pipefish Western Atlantic 10 TL 1868
Cosmocampus coccineus Eastern Pacific 12.6 SL 1940
Cosmocampus darrosanus D'Arros pipefish Indo-West Pacific 7.4 SL 1975
Cosmocampus elucens Shortfin pipefish Western Atlantic 15 TL 1868
Cosmocampus heraldi Southeast Pacific 7 SL 1980
Cosmocampus hildebrandi Dwarf pipefish Western Atlantic 10 TL 1965
Cosmocampus howensis Lord Howe pipefish Indo-Pacific 9.5 SL 1948
Cosmocampus investigatoris Investigator pipefish Indo-West Pacific 7.2 SL 1926
Cosmocampus maxweberi Maxweber's pipefish Indo-Pacific 10 TL 1933
Cosmocampus profundus Deepwater pipefish Western Atlantic 20 TL 1965
Cosmocampus retropinnis Eastern Atlantic 5.2 SL 1982



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