Cosmocampus cf. profundus

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
SyngnathidaeCosmocampus cf. profundus“Deepwater” Pipefish

Cosmocampus cf. profundus – Undescribed species of pipefish near Cosmocampus profundus

Unique Characters: Lateral ridge interrupted above anus. Body and snout elongate. Pale rosy-re; trunk spotted.

Similar Species: Whitenose Pipefish Cosmocampus albirostris. Lateral ridge interrupted above anus. Body stout, squarish in cross section. Snout white.

Reference: Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray. 1986. A field guide to the Atlantic Coast fishes of North America. The Peterson Field Guide Series. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 354 p.