Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Syngnathiformes > Family: Syngnathidae > Genus: Nerophis > Species: Nerophis ophidion

Straight-nosed pipefish - Nerophis ophidion (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Natura 2000 species code 5761


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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.


Not evaluated


Least Concern


Not evaluated

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

Not available

Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area (Helsinki Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Cabrachito venenoso Spanish Fishbase
Gremxula tal-bahar Maltese Fishbase
Gremxula tal-bahar irqiqa Maltese Fishbase
Kačje šilo Slovenian Fishbase
Kleine Schlangennadel German Fishbase
Liten havnål Norwegian Fishbase
Mindre havsnål Swedish Fishbase
Nérophis ophidion French Fishbase
Pesce ago sottile Italian Fishbase
Siloneula Finnish Fishbase
Stor næbsnog Danish Fishbase
Straight-nosed pipefish English Fishbase
Wezynka Polish Fishbase
Zmeevidnaya morskaya igla Russian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Syngnathus ophidion Linnaeus, 1758
Scyphius violaceus Risso, 1826
Scyphius littoralis Risso, 1826
Scyphius teres Rathke, 1837
Scyphicus teres Rathke, 1837
Schyphius littoralis Risso, 1827

Other resources

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PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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