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Genus: Bryx, Pipefish, Pipefishes

All Families:   All Genera:   All Species:

snout short, upturned
D 21-33
C 10
lower body & tail ridges joined
no A
brood pouch under tail



Snout short, upturned, with low, finely serrated ridge along top; a ridge along top of operculum; dorsal 21-33 rays; pectoral 9-14 rays; no anal fin; no pelvic fins; tail fin 10 rays; 14-18 trunk rings; ridges on upper body and tail not joined; ridge on mid side of body straight, ends near anus; lower body ridge joins lower tail ridge; brood pouch under tail, with semi-overlapping plates.

This tropical genus with four species, is found in the eastern Pacific, the western Atlantic, and the western Indian ocean and the Red Sea. One endemic and one W Atlantic species are found in the Greater Caribbean.