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Genus: Acentronura, Pipehorse


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head angled down
snout short
tail curled, with C
A 2
brood pouch under tail

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ACENTRONURA

PIPEHORSE

Head angled down; snout short, with a central ridge originating near its middle; tail curled, with or without tail fin; dorsal fin 15-18,  origin usually on trunk, base elevated; anal fin 2-4;  pectoral 12-17; no pelvic fins; lower trunk ridge ends near anus, upper trunk and tail ridges interrupted near rear of dorsal fin; lateral trunk ridge ends under dorsal fin; head and body with branched skin flaps; brood pouch under tail, con placas.

A genus with one W Atlantic species.