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River Pipefish
Estuarine-pipefish
Information
Range South Africa: sites with tidal influence within the Kariega, Kasouga, Bushman's Rivers.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Syngnathiformes
Family Syngnathidae
Genus Syngnathus
Species S. watermeyeri
Conservation Status
CRSpecies
Critically Endangered

The River pipefish (Syngnathus watermeyeri) is a species of fish in the Syngnathidae family. It is endemic to South Africa: sites with tidal influence within the Kariega, Kasouga, Bushman's Rivers.

This species of pipefish is Critically Endangered due to both natural and human threats to the brackish estuaries and local eelgrass beds in which they live.

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