Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Gasterosteiformes  
 Family Syngnathidae  
 Genus Syngnathus  
  Syngnathus schlegeli  Kaup, 1856 
Provider: P. L. Lin 
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Synonyms:Sygnathoides schlegeliSyngnathus acusimilis  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2005);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)
Character: Body typically slender and elongate, without scales, encased in a series of bony rings. Snout slender and longer, its length 16-2.0 in HL. Superior trunk and tail ridges discontinuous; inferior trunk and tail ridges continuous; lateral trunk ridge confluent ends near anal ring. Median dorsal snout ridge low, entire; without lateral spines on snout; opercle ridge often prominent and complete in early juveniles, typically incomplete or vestigial in subadult-adult; scutella without longitudinal keels. Rings 18-20 + 38-46, darsal-fin rays 30-47, pectoral-fin rays 12-13. Mainly brownish, usually mottled with pale. 
Habitat: Common in estuaries and in association with Zostera and other vegetation. Juveniles associate with drifting seaweed. 
Distribution: Distributed in Gult of Tongking, northward to the vicinity of Vladivostok, including Taiwan, the Ryukyu Is. and the main islands of Japan. It is found in northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Used in Chinese medicine 
Name Code: 381128
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