- any elongated, marine and sometimes freshwater fish species of the family Syngnathidae, having a tubular snout and covered with bony plates.
Origin of pipefish
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In a kind of pipefish (Solenostomus), a large pouch for retention of the eggs is formed on the belly of the female.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)
David Starr Jordan
- any of various teleost fishes of the genera Nerophis, Syngnathus, etc, having a long tubelike snout and an elongated body covered with bony plates: family SyngnathidaeAlso called: needlefish
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