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

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Max. Length 6.1 cm SL

 
Siokunichthys bentuviai
[Barred xenia-pipefish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Siokunichthys breviceps Smith, 1963

Photo by Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Siokunichthys breviceps
[Softcoral pipefish]
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Max. Length 7.6 cm SL

 
Siokunichthys herrei
[Herre’s pipefish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Siokunichthys nigrolineatus Dawson, 1983

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Siokunichthys nigrolineatus
[Mushroom-coral pipefish]
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Max. Length 4.3 cm SL

 
Siokunichthys southwelli
[Southwell's pipefish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL
Siokunichthys striatus Fricke, 2004

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Siokunichthys striatus
[New Caledonian soft-coral pipefish]



6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Siokunichthys bentuviai Barred xenia-pipefish Western Indian Ocean 6.1 SL 1966
Siokunichthys breviceps Softcoral pipefish Western Indian Ocean 15 SL 1963
Siokunichthys herrei Herre’s pipefish Indo-West Pacific 7.6 SL 1953
Siokunichthys nigrolineatus Mushroom-coral pipefish Western Central Pacific 8 SL 1983
Siokunichthys southwelli Southwell's pipefish Western Indian Ocean 4.3 SL 1910
Siokunichthys striatus New Caledonian soft-coral pipefish Western Pacific 9.3 SL 2004



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