SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=258) AND ((Families.Order)= 'Syngnathiformes') AND ((Species.Genus) = 'Solegnathus') AND ((Species.Subfamily) = 'Syngnathinae') And ((FAMILIES.Class)='Actinopterygii') ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae Pipefishes and seahorses
Subfamily: Syngnathinae
Genus: Solegnathus

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Western Pacific

Solegnathus dunckeri
[Dunker's pipehorse]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Solegnathus hardwickii (Gray, 1830)

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Solegnathus hardwickii
[Hardwicke's pipefish]
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Eastern Indian Ocean

Solegnathus lettiensis
[Günther's pipehorse]
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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm TL

Solegnathus robustus
[Robust pipehorse]

Photo by CSIRO

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 49 cm TL
Solegnathus spinosissimus (Günther, 1870)

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Solegnathus spinosissimus
[Spiny pipehorse]

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Solegnathus dunckeri Dunker's pipehorse Western Pacific 1927
Solegnathus hardwickii Hardwicke's pipefish Western Indian Ocean 40 TL 1830
Solegnathus lettiensis Günther's pipehorse Eastern Indian Ocean 1860
Solegnathus robustus Robust pipehorse Eastern Indian Ocean 35 TL 1911
Solegnathus spinosissimus Spiny pipehorse Southwest Pacific 49 TL 1870

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