Scientific Name
Syngnathus schlegeli  
Syngnathus schlegeli薛氏海龍
by: ©Cornish, Andrew
Author Kaup, 1856 Depth 0 - 3M
Chinese 薛氏海龍 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 海龍科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F295 Syngnathidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 舒氏海龍 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 海龍 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North 
Habitats Benthos、Estuary、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan and China 
Synonyms Sygnathoides schlegeli, Syngnathus acusimilis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2005);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0055352.  
Common Name Pacific pipefish; Seaweed pipefish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body typically slender and elongate, without scales, encased in a series of bony rings. Snout slender and longer, its length 16-2.0 in HL. Superior trunk and tail ridges discontinuous; inferior trunk and tail ridges continuous; lateral trunk ridge confluent ends near anal ring. Median dorsal snout ridge low, entire; without lateral spines on snout; opercle ridge often prominent and complete in early juveniles, typically incomplete or vestigial in subadult-adult; scutella without longitudinal keels. Rings 18-20 + 38-46, darsal-fin rays 30-47, pectoral-fin rays 12-13. Mainly brownish, usually mottled with pale.
habitats Common in estuaries and in association with Zostera and other vegetation. Juveniles associate with drifting seaweed. 
Distribution Distributed in Gult of Tongking, northward to the vicinity of Vladivostok, including Taiwan, the Ryukyu Is. and the main islands of Japan. It is found in northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Used in Chinese medicine