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

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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Cosmocampus albirostris (Kaup, 1856)

Photo by Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.
 
Cosmocampus albirostris
[Whitenose pipefish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Cosmocampus arctus (Jenkins & Evermann, 1889)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cosmocampus arctus
[Snubnose pipefish]
No picture found

Max. Length 12 cm TL

 
Cosmocampus balli
[Ball's pipe fish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 5.8 cm SL
Cosmocampus banneri (Herald & Randall, 1972)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cosmocampus banneri
[Roughridge pipefish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Cosmocampus brachycephalus
[Crested pipefish]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.6 cm SL

 
Cosmocampus coccineus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.4 cm SL

 
Cosmocampus darrosanus
[D'Arros pipefish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Cosmocampus elucens (Poey, 1868)

Photo by Photo by Figueiredo, J.L./Menezes, N.A.
 
Cosmocampus elucens
[Shortfin pipefish]
No picture found

Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Cosmocampus heraldi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Cosmocampus hildebrandi
[Dwarf pipefish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Cosmocampus howensis (Whitley, 1948)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cosmocampus howensis
[Lord Howe pipefish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Cosmocampus investigatoris (Hora, 1926)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cosmocampus investigatoris
[Investigator pipefish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Cosmocampus maxweberi (Whitley, 1933)

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Cosmocampus maxweberi
[Maxweber's pipefish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Cosmocampus profundus (Herald, 1965)

Photo by Photo by Baldwin, C.C.
 
Cosmocampus profundus
[Deepwater pipefish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Cosmocampus retropinnis
[]



15 species

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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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