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Order - Syngnathiformes (Pipefishes and Seahorses)

Syngnathiformes are rather odd fish when compared to the common idea of what a fish is. They consist of the seahorses and pipefishes. They have a small toothless mouth at the end of a bony snout. Their bodies are encased in bone-like plates instead of scales. They usually have fins, but they are generally small. The order includes about six families.


Author: Macie S

Published: 10/2008


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