Syngnathus schlegeli Kaup, 1856
Seaweed pipefish
Syngnathus schlegeli
photo by Suzuki, T.

Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine; depth range - 15 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: around Vladivostok, Russia Federation southward to the Gulf of Tonkin.
Biology:  Common in estuaries and in association with Zostera and other vegetation. Juveniles associate with drifting seaweed (Ref. 12114, 12115). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Used in Chinese medicine (Ref. 12166).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 December 2014 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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