Knifesnout Pipefish, Knife-snouted Pipefish  |  

Hypselognathus rostratus


Hypselognathus rostratus, also known as the knife-snouted pipefish is a species of marine fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae. This species can be found in very shallow coastal waters of southeastern Australia. Their habitat consists of sandy substrates, seagrass beds, and estuaries. Reproduction occurs through ovoviviparity in which the males brood eggs before giving live birth.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • IUCN Red List Assessment, Hypselognathus rostratus

    Threats (see Appendix for additional information) Hypselognathus rostratus may be threatened by seagrass loss and degradation due to coastal development and pollution; destructive fishing practices such as trawling; and the effects of climate change (Waycott et al. 2009; Short et al. 2011).