Regional Assessments

Regional conservation assessments help to determine whether species are at risk of regional extirpation due to the threats they face. They make it easier to implement conservation actions in particular areas, which may not have been apparent at the global scale. The IUCN hosts regional workshops with experts from the area in order to complete these assessments.

Below you’ll find a working list of regional conservation assessments for seahorses, pipefishes, sticklebacks, and their relatives.

Europe

 

Genus Species English Common Name Last Published
Red List Assessment Status
Year of Last Published Assessment Next Up for Reassessment In progress?
 Macroramphosus  scolopax  Longspine snipefish  LC  2014  2019  N
 Hippocampus  guttulatus  Long-snouted seahorse  DD  2014  2019  N
 Hippocampus  hippocampus  Short-snouted seahorse  DD  2014  2019  N
 Minyichthys  sentus  DD  2014  2019  N
 Nerophis  lumbriciformis  Worm pipefish  LC  2014  2019  N
 Nerophis  maculatus  DD  2016  2021  N
 Nerophis  ophidion  Straightnose pipefish  LC  2014  2019  N
 Syngnathus  acus Greater pipefish  LC  2014  2019  N
 Syngnathus  phlegon  DD  2014  2019  N
 Syngnathus  rostellatus  Nilsson’s pipefish  LC  2014  2019  N
 Syngnathus  schmidti  DD  2014  2019  N
 Syngnathus  taenionotus  DD  2014  2019  N
 Syngnathus  tenuirostris  Narrow-snouted pipefish  DD  2014  2019  N
 Syngnathus  typhle  Broadnosed pipefish  LC  2014 2019  N
 Syngnathus  variegatus  DD  2014  2019  N
 Aulostomus  strigosus  Atlantic cornetfish LC  2014  2019  N

Gulf of Mexico

Genus Species English Common Name Latest Published Red List Assessment Status Year of Latest Published Assessment Next Up for Reassessment In Progress?
Aulostomus maculatus Caribbean trumpetfish  LC  2015 2020 N
Fistularia petimba Red cornetfish  LC  2015  2020 N
Fistularia tabacaria Cornetfish  LC  2015  2020 N
Acentronura dendritica Pipehorse  LC  2015  2020 N
Anarchopterus criniger Fringed pipefish  LC  2015 2020 N
Anarchopterus tectus Insular pipefish  LC  2015 2020 N
Bryx dunckeri Pugnose pipefish  LC  2015  2020 N
Bryx randalli  Ocellated pipefish Y
Cosmocampus albirostris Whitenose pipefish  LC  2015  2020 N
Cosmocampus brachycephalus Crested pipefish  LC  2015 2020 N
Cosmocampus elucens Shortfin pipefish  LC  2015 2020 N
Cosmocampus hildebrandi Dwarf pipefish  LC  2015 2020 N
Micrognathus crinitus Banded pipefish  LC  2015 2020 N
Hippocampus erectus Lined seahorse  VU  2015 2020 N
Hippocampus reidi Long-snouted seahorse  LC  2015 2020 N
Hippocampus zosterae Dwarf seahorse  NT  2015 2020 Y
Microphis brachyurus ssp. lineatus Opossum pipefish  DD  2015 2020 N
Minyichthys inusitatus  West Atlantic pipefish Y
Penetopteryx nanus Lost pipefish Y
Syngnathus caribbaeus Caribbean pipefish  DD  2015 2020 N
Syngnathus dawsoni  Chain pearlfish
Syngnathus floridae Dusky pipefish   NT  2015 2020 N
Syngnathus fuscus

Northern pipefish

Y
Syngnathus louisianae Chain pipefish  DD  2015  2020 N
Syngnathus makaxi  Makax’s pipefish  DD  2015 2020 N
Syngnathus pelagicus Sargassum pipefish  LC  2015 2020 N
Syngnathus scovelli Gulf pipefish  LC  2015 2020 N
Syngnathus springer Bull pipefish  LC  2015 2020 N
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