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

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17.5 cm SL
Halicampus boothae (Whitley, 1964)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halicampus boothae
[Booth's pipefish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Halicampus brocki (Herald, 1953)

Photo by Photo by Steene, R.
 
Halicampus brocki
[Brock's pipefish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Halicampus dunckeri (Chabanaud, 1929)

Photo by Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com
 
Halicampus dunckeri
[Duncker's pipefish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL
Halicampus edmondsoni (Pietschmann, 1928)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halicampus edmondsoni
[Edmondson's pipefish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Halicampus grayi Kaup, 1856

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Halicampus grayi
[Gray's pipefish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Halicampus macrorhynchus Bamber, 1915

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Halicampus macrorhynchus
[Ornate pipefish]
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Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Halicampus marquesensis
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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Halicampus mataafae (Jordan & Seale, 1906)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Halicampus mataafae
[Samoan pipefish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL
Halicampus nitidus (Günther, 1873)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Halicampus nitidus
[Glittering pipefish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Halicampus punctatus (Kamohara, 1952)

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Halicampus punctatus
[Starry pipefish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Halicampus spinirostris (Dawson & Allen, 1981)

Photo by Photo by Henke, M.
 
Halicampus spinirostris
[Spinysnout pipefish]
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Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Halicampus zavorensis
[Zavora pipefish]



12 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Halicampus boothae Booth's pipefish Western Indian Ocean 17.5 SL 1964
Halicampus brocki Brock's pipefish Western Pacific 12 TL 1953
Halicampus dunckeri Duncker's pipefish Indo-West Pacific 15 TL 1929
Halicampus edmondsoni Edmondson's pipefish Eastern Central Pacific 9.4 SL 1928
Halicampus grayi Gray's pipefish Indo-West Pacific 20 SL 1856
Halicampus macrorhynchus Ornate pipefish Indo-West Pacific 18 TL 1915
Halicampus marquesensis Eastern Central Pacific 7 SL 1984
Halicampus mataafae Samoan pipefish Indo-Pacific 14 TL 1906
Halicampus nitidus Glittering pipefish Western Pacific 7.3 SL 1873
Halicampus punctatus Starry pipefish Northwest Pacific 17 TL 1952
Halicampus spinirostris Spinysnout pipefish Indo-Pacific 12 TL 1981
Halicampus zavorensis Zavora pipefish Western Indian Ocean 10 TL 1984



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