Syngnathus tenuirostris Rathke, 1837
Narrow-snouted pipefish
photo by Biondi, A.

Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
Max. size: 
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 3 - 25 m
Distribution:  Mediterranean Sea: southern Adriatic Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea. Also known from the Black Sea and Sea of Azov.
Biology:  Found in inshore algae-weed rubble or reef areas (Ref. 126547). 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: 14 December 2013 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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