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Syngnathiformes (pipefishes and seahorses)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Syngnathiformes are an order of ray-finned fishes that includes the pipefishes and seahorses.These fishes have elongated, narrow, bodies surrounded by a series of bony rings, and small, tubular mouths. Several groups live among seaweed and swim with their bodies aligned vertically, to blend in with the stems.The name Syngnathiformes means "conjoined-jaws". It is derived from Ancient Greek syn (συν, "together") + gnathos (γνάθος, "jaw").
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Family

Aulostomidae (cornetfishes and trumpetfishes) (3)
Centriscidae (razorfishes, shrimpfishes, and snipefishes) (12)
Fistulariidae (cornetfishes) (4)
Solenostomidae (false pipefishes, ghost pipefishes, and tubemouth fishes) (6)
Syngnathidae (pipefishes and seahorses) (296)   (3)

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