Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Syngnathiformes > Family: Syngnathidae > Genus: Syngnathus > Species: Syngnathus abaster

Black-striped pipefish - Syngnathus abaster Risso, 1826

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Natura 2000 species code 2540


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (Syngnathus nigrolineatus)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Black-striped pipefish English Fishbase
Chernomorskaya pukhloshchekaya igla-ryba Russian Fishbase
Gremxula tal-bahar halqha qasir Maltese Fishbase
Igne baligi Turkish Fishbase
Malo šilo Slovenian Fishbase
Morska igla Bulgarian Fishbase
Pesce ago Italian Fishbase
Pesce ago di rio Italian Fishbase
Schwarzmeer-Seenadel German Fishbase
Silce kratkokljuno Serbian Fishbase
Syngnathe French Fishbase
Synonym Author
Syngnathus nigrolineatus Eichwald, 1831
Syngnathus ethon Risso, 1826
Syngnathus agassizi Michahelles, 1829
Syngnathus flavescens Kaup, 1856
Syngnathus algeriesis Playfair in Günther, 1870
Syngnathus microchirus Moreau, 1891
Syngnathus caspius Eichwald, 1831
Syngnathus bucculentus Rathke, 1837
Syngnathus cuvieri Kaup, 1856
Syngnathus algeriensis Günther, 1870
Syngnathus anguisigola Chiereghini, 1847
Syngnathus abaster ganzirriensis d'Ancona, 1934
Syngnathus ethon aeolicus Caporiacco, 1948
Syngnathus abaster ganzirrensis D'Ancona, 1934
Syngnathus nigrolineatus maeoticus Slastenenko, 1938
Syngnathus agassiz Michahelles, 1829
Syngnathus anguisigola Nardo, 1847

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External data

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