The IUCN Seahorse, Pipefish and Seadragon Specialist Group (SPS SG) is dedicated to the conservation of seahorses, pipefishes, and seadragons — as well as related species such as trumpetfishes, cornetfishes, seamoths, shrimpfishes, and pipehorses.
As the IUCN global authority on these animals — which are found all over the world, many of them threatened — the SPS SG works with scientists, conservationists, governments and other groups to ensure that wild populations are healthy and well-managed.
On this website you will find information on the work of our Specialist Group, including species profiles, conservation assessments, conservation actions to protect threatened species, and other valuable resources such as bibliographies and information about how you can get involved.
IUCN Red List Status of the Syngnathiformes
|Family||Critically Endangered (CR)||Endangered (EN)||Vulnerable (VU)||Near Threatened (NT)||Least Concern (LC)||Data Deficient (DD)|
|Centriscidae (Shrimpfish, Razorfish)||8||3|
|Solenstomidae (Ghost pipefish)||3||1|
|Syngnathidae (Seahorses, pipefishes, pipehorses,seadragons)||1||3||14||2||166||89|
IUCN Red List Status of the Family Syngnathidae
|Critically Endangered (CR)||Endangered (EN)||Vulnerable (VU)||Near Threatened (NT)||Least Concern (LC)||Data Deficient (DD)|
*Note: Currently, there are 44 recognised species of seahorse- two newly described species (H. haema and H. japapigu) have not yet been evaluated on the IUCN Red List.
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