The IUCN Seahorse, Pipefish & Seadragon Specialist Group (SPS SG) is dedicated to the conservation of seahorses, pipefishes, and seadragons— as well as related species such as trumpetfishes, cornetfishes, seamoths, shrimpfishes, and pipehorses.
IUCN Red List Status of the Syngnathiformes
|Family||Critically Endangered (CR)||Endangered (EN)||Vulnerable (VU)||Near Threatened (NT)||Least Concern (LC)||Data Deficient (DD)|
|Centriscidae (Shrimpfish, Razorfish)||8||3|
|Solenstomidae (Ghost pipefish)||3||1|
|Syngnathidae (Seahorses, pipefishes, pipehorses,seadragons)||1||3||14||2||166||89|
IUCN Red List Status of the Family Syngnathidae
|Critically Endangered (CR)||Endangered (EN)||Vulnerable (VU)||Near Threatened (NT)||Least Concern (LC)||Data Deficient (DD)|
*Note: Currently, there are 44 recognised species of seahorse- two newly described species (H. haema and H. japapigu) have not yet been evaluated on the IUCN Red List.
Banner image: Hedgehog seahorse (Hippocampus spinosissimus). Photo by Luc Eeckhaut/Guylian Seahorses of the World.
Long-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus guttulatus) and rainbow wrasse (Coris julis), Croatia, Plavnik. Photo by Lars Reichenbach/Guylian Seahorses of the World.
Network pipefish (Corythoichthys flavofasciatus). Photo by Richard Smith//Ocean Realm