Animal Species:Double-end Pipehorse, Syngnathoides biaculeatus (Bloch, 1785)

Standard Common Name

Double-end Pipehorse

Alternative Name/s

Alligator Pipefish, Spiraltail Pipefish


The species occurs in tropical waters of the Indo-west and Central Pacific. In Australian it is known from south-western Western Australia and the east coast from Torres Strait, Queensland to southern New South Wales.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Syngnathoides biaculeatus


  1. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.

Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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Tags Syngnathoides biaculeatus, Alligator Pipefish, Double-end Pipehorse, Syngnathidae, long snout, yellow, green,