noun (plural same or pipefishes)
A narrow elongated chiefly marine fish with segmented bony armour beneath the skin and a long tubular snout. The male typically has a brood pouch in which the eggs develop.
- Syngnathus and other genera, family Syngnathidae: numerous species.
- 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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