snake pipefish

Scientific name Entelurus aequoreus
Descriptor Linnaeus
Year of description 1758
IUCN category LC
Family Syngnathidae
Genus Entelurus
Entelurus aequoreus Entelurus aequoreus


Entelurus aequoreus, commonly known as snake pipefish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    32 cm
  • Maximum size
    60 cm
  • Longevity
    5 year
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes
  • Average size
    32 cm
  • Maximum size
    60 cm
  • Longevity
    5 year
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes

How to recognize the snake pipefish ?

The snake pipefish measures between 32 and 60 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly marron body. The also has marron vertical stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The snake pipefish is a fish living in small groups naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.


  • Reproduction

The snake pipefish is a fish ovovivipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    7 - 13 °C
  • Depth
    5 - 100 m

Biotope presentation

The snake pipefish is most often found at a depth between 5m and 100m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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