Pipefish
Pipefish Pipe"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any lophobranch fish of the genus {Siphostoma}, or {Syngnathus}, and allied genera, having a long and very slender angular body, covered with bony plates. The mouth is small, at the end of a long, tubular snout. The male has a pouch on his belly, in which the incubation of the eggs takes place. [1913 Webster]

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  • pipefish — [pīp′fish΄] n. pl. pipefish or pipefishes (see FISH) any of various long, narrow bony fishes (order Gasterosteiformes, family Syngnathidae) with a tubelike snout, of the same family as the sea horses …   English World dictionary

  • Pipefish — Taxobox name = Pipefish image width = 200px image caption = Alligator Pipefish Syngnathoides biaculeatus regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Syngnathiformes familia = Syngnathidae subfamilia = Syngnathinae… …   Wikipedia

  • pipefish — /puyp fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) pipefish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) pipefishes. any elongated, marine and sometimes freshwater fish species of the family Syngnathidae, having a tubular snout and covered with bony… …   Universalium

  • pipefish — noun fish with long tubular snout and slim body covered with bony plates • Syn: ↑needlefish • Hypernyms: ↑teleost fish, ↑teleost, ↑teleostan • Hyponyms: ↑dwarf pipefish, ↑Syn …   Useful english dictionary

  • pipefish — /ˈpaɪpfɪʃ/ (say puypfish) noun (plural pipefish or pipefishes) an elongate fish belonging to the Syngnathidae, a family of lophobranch fishes with an elongated tubular snout and a slender body of angular section, encased in bony armour;… …   Australian English dictionary

  • pipefish — noun Date: 1769 any of various fishes (family Syngnathidae) that are related to the sea horses and have a tube shaped snout and a long slender body covered with bony plates …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pipefish — noun a small fish from the seahorse family …   Wiktionary

  • pipefish — n. fish with a long slender body and an elongated tubular snout …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pipefish — noun (plural same or pipefishes) a narrow elongated marine fish with segmented bony armour beneath the skin and a long tubular snout. [Syngnathus and other genera: numerous species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • pipefish — pipe•fish [[t]ˈpaɪpˌfɪʃ[/t]] n. pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. for kinds or species) fish•es. ich any small, elongated fish of the family Syngnathidae, having a tubular snout and a covering of bony plates • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

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