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

Common pipefish - Syngnathus acus Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Natura 2000 species code 5871


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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IUCN Red List Category
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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

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Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area (Helsinki Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Aguja de mar Spanish Fishbase
Aiguille de mer French Fishbase
Common pipefish English Fishbase
Gjilperez Albanian Fishbase
Great pipefish English Fishbase
Greater pipefish English Fishbase
Gremxula Maltese Fishbase
Gremxula tal-bahar Maltese Fishbase
Gremxula tal-bahar hoxna Maltese Fishbase
Große Seenadel German Fishbase
Grote zeenaald Dutch Fishbase
Iglik Polish Fishbase
Kantnål Norwegian Fishbase
Marinha-comum Portuguese Fishbase
Pesce ago Italian Fishbase
Snáthaid mhara mhór Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Stor kantnål Norwegian Fishbase
Stor Tangnål Danish Fishbase
Större kantnål Swedish Fishbase
Syngnathe aiguille French Fishbase
Veliko šilo Slovenian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Syngnathus rubescens Risso, 1810
Syngnathus temminckii Kaup, 1856
Syngnathus brachyrhynchus Kaup, 1856
Syngnathus delalandi Kaup, 1856
Syngnathus alternans Günther, 1870

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External data

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European Environment Agency (EEA)
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