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pipefish

Pronunciation: /ˈpīpˌfiSH/

noun (plural same or pipefishes)

A narrow, elongated, chiefly marine fish with segmented bony armor beneath the skin and a long tubular snout.
  • Syngnathus and other genera, family Syngnathidae: numerous species.
Example sentences
  • Leafy seadragons are bony fish in the family Syngnathidae which includes seahorses and pipefishes.
  • Do pipefish and seahorse males have complete confidence of paternity, as might be expected given their involved parental care?
  • Genetic analysis of the gulf pipefish showed as many as four males being simultaneously ‘pregnant’ with eggs from the same female.

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Syllabification: pipe·fish

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