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CAAB: 37281006

Species Solenostomus paegnius Jordan & Thompson, 1914

Roughsnout Ghostpipefish, Hairy Ghost Pipefish



Paxton et al. 2006 treated this species as a synonym of Solenostomus cyanopterus. Kuiter (2000) regarded some NSW records of Solenostomus cyanopterus as based on Solenostomus paegnius. It should be noted that Orr & Fritzsche (1993) and Orr et al. (2002) included Solenostomus paegenius as a junior synonym of Solenostomus cyanopterus, but we follow Kuiter (2009) and Allen & Erdmann (2012) who recognised the species as distinct. Because of the apparent similarity of the two species, distribution of both species is poorly known and some records are probably misidentifications.




New South Wales

Extra Distribution Information

Sydney (33º51´S); tropical, Indo-West Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Central Eastern Shelf Province (38)

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, coral reef.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
27-Jul-2017 SYNGNATHIFORMES 26-Apr-2017 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese Dr Matthew Lockett
SYNGNATHIFORMES 18-Feb-2013 ADDED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)