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Syngnathus watermeyeri (River pipefish)

Synonyms: Syngnathus watermayeri
Language: Afrikaans; Mandarin Chinese

Wikipedia Abstract

The river pipefish (Syngnathus watermeyeri) is a species of fish in the Syngnathidae family. It is endemic to South Africa: sites with tidal influence within the Kariega, Kasouga, Bushman's Rivers. This species of pipefish is Critically Endangered due to both natural and human threats to the brackish estuaries and local eelgrass beds in which they live.
View Wikipedia Record: Syngnathus watermeyeri

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Syngnathus watermeyeri


Top 100 Endangered [1]  Yes


Africa: Known only from areas of tidal influence within the Kariega, Kasouga and Bushmans Rivers, South Africa.; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Southeast; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Western; South Africa;



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1Baillie, J.E.M. & Butcher, E. R. (2012) Priceless or Worthless? The world’s most threatened species. Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom.
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