longsnout pipefish

Scientific name Syngnathus acus
Descriptor Linnaeus
Year of description 1758
IUCN category (World) LC
Family Syngnathidae
Genus Syngnathus
Syngnathus acus Syngnathus acus


Syngnathus acus, commonly known as longsnout pipefish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    40 cm
  • Maximum size
    50 cm
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes
  • Average size
    40 cm
  • Maximum size
    50 cm
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes

How to recognize the longsnout pipefish ?

The longsnout pipefish measures between 40 and 50 cm. The has vert, marron and beige vertical stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The longsnout pipefish is a fish solitary 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 longsnout pipefish is a fish ovipare. This fish protects its eggs from nearby predators.

Harmless species

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

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    8 - 26 °C
  • Depth
    0 - 110 m

Biotope presentation

The longsnout pipefish is most often found at a depth between 0m and 110m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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Not recommended

We do not recommend keeping this species in an aquarium. It has unpredictable needs which, if not met, generate significant stress, potentially leading to a shorter life expectancy, an interruption of its growth or the development of pathogens.

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Adrien Falzon

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Bibliographic references

The reproductive biology of the Great Pipefish Syngnathus acus (Family: Syngnathidae) in the Aegean Sea - Sule GURKAN - Ertan TASKAVAK - Belgin HOSSUCU - North-Western Journal of Zoology - 2009.

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