Greater pipefish

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Author: Hans Hillewaert

The Greater pipefish lives in the demersal, brackish, marine, depth range 90 - 110 m environment.

The Greater pipefish, Syngnathus acus, is a pipefish of the family Syngnathidae. The Greater pipefish has a long segmented armoured body, angular in cross section and stretching up 45cm long with its stiff appearance. More

greater pipefish share similar coloration and markings and they both have a caudal fin and swim in a similar style. More

The adult Greater Pipefish attains three times the size and is more often found in weedy areas, although they are also taken in the shrimp nets. More

Greater Pipefish Syngnathus acus Similar to the Lesser Pipefish but is larger and has a crest above the head. The head has a long, thin, round snout with a small upturned mouth, the eyes are small and situated well back towards the gill covers. More

The main body of the greater pipefish is polygonal in cross-section whilst the tail end is four-sided, giving the body an angular appearance. It has a relatively long snout with a small mouth at the tip. More

Greater pipefish, Great pipefish, Syngnathus acus, Lysefjord, Forsand, Rogaland, Norway, North Atlantic Ocean Price: USD #1438. More

greater pipefish, Syngnathus acus in detail. We found capture times of as little as 4–6 ms for C. scutatus and 6–8 ms for S. acus. We then hypothesized that the long snout of pipefishes is optimal for such fast feeding. More

Common names

Acu de mari in Italian (Italiano)
Aguggia in Italian (Italiano)
Aguglia burda in Italian (Italiano)
Aguja de mar in Spanish (español)
Agulhinha in Portuguese (Português)
Aiguille de mer in French (français)
Angusigolo bastardo in Italian (Italiano)
Angusigolo salvadega in Italian (Italiano)
Augghia i ramigna in Italian (Italiano)
Augghiedda 'i mari in Italian (Italiano)
Buonanova in Italian (Italiano)
Cá Chìa vôi mõm nh?n in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Chìa vôi mõm nhọn in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Chicote in Portuguese (Português)
Common pipefish in English
Denizignesi baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
Deniziğnesi balığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
garennou bras in Breton (brezhoneg)
Gjilperez in Albanian (Shqip)
grand tuyau de pipe in French (français)
grande aiguille de mer in French (français)
great pipefish in English
great pipefish in Ukrainian (українська мова)
Greater pipe-fish in English
Greater pipefish in English
Gremxula in Maltese (Malti)
Gremxula tal-bahar in Maltese (Malti)
Gremxula tal-bahar hoxna in Maltese (Malti)
Grongu d'alaga in Italian (Italiano)
grosse Seenadel in German (Deutsch)
Grote zeenaald in Dutch (Nederlands)
H'is'ân Saghyr in Arabic (‫العربية)
Iglik in Polish (polski)
Šilo in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Isoneula in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Kantnål in Norwegian (Norsk)
Langsnoet-pypvis in Afrikaans
longnosed pipefish in English
longnosed pipefish in Unknown
Longsnout pipefish in English
Marinha-comum in Portuguese (Português)
Mula in Catalan (Català)
narrowsnouted pipefish in English
narrowsnouted pipefish in Unknown
Pesce ago in Italian (Italiano)
Scurzone in Italian (Italiano)
Šilo in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Sirpuzza in Italian (Italiano)
Snáthaid mhara mhór in Gaelic, Irish
Snáthaid mhara mhór in Irish (Gaeilge)
Spingula 'i mari in Italian (Italiano)
Stor kantnål in Norwegian (Norsk)
Stór sjónál in Faroese (Føroyskt)
Stor Tangnål in Danish (dansk)
Större kantnål in Swedish (Svenska)
swivelhead pipefish in English
Syngnathe in French (français)
Syngnathe aiguille in French (français)
Syngnathe-aiguille in French (français)
Syngnathus acus in French (français)
Tarasproti in Faroese (Føroyskt)
Ugghia i praia in Italian (Italiano)
Ugghiola in Italian (Italiano)
urisignien in Breton (brezhoneg)
Veliko ˚ilo in Slovenian (slovenščina)
Veliko šilo in Slovene
Veliko šilo in Slovene
Visigola in Italian (Italiano)
Vulona in Italian (Italiano)
Zella grossa in Italian (Italiano)
Κατουρλίδα in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Σακκοράφα in Greek (Ελληνικά)
尖海龍 in Mandarin Chinese
尖海龙 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Syngnathiformes
Family : Syngnathidae
Genus : Syngnathus
Species : Syngnathus acus
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758