Solegnathus spinosissimus (Günther, 1870)
Spiny pipehorse
Solegnathus spinosissimus
photo by CSIRO

Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
Max. size:  49 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 114 - 230 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: southern Australia and New Zealand (Ref. 5755).
Biology:  Recorded from the continental shelf (Ref. 9563) from depths between 114 m (Ref. 58489) and 230 m (Ref. (9563). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 20 May 2016 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 26.07.95
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 25.07.07

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