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?
 Spinachia  spinachia  Sea stickleback  LC  2014  2019  N
 Macroramphosus  scolopax  Longspine snipefish  LC  2014  2019  N
 Entelurus  aequoreus  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  2014  2019  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

Caribbean & 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 Y
Fistularia petimba Red cornetfish Y
Fistularia tabacaria Cornetfish Y
Amphelikturus dendriticus Pipehorse Y
Anarchopterus criniger Fringed pipefish Y
Anarchopterus tectus Insular pipefish Y
Bryx dunckeri Pugnose pipefish Y
Bryx randalli Y
Cosmocampus albirostris Whitenose pipefish Y
Cosmocampus brachycephalus Crested pipefish Y
Cosmocampus elucens Shortfin pipefish Y
Cosmocampus hildebrandi Dwarf pipefish Y
Halicampus crinitus Banded pipefish Y
Hippocampus erectus Lined seahorse Y
Hippocampus reidi Long-snouted seahorse Y
Hippocampus zosterae Dwarf seahorse Y
Microphis lineatus Opossum pipefish Y
Minyichthys inusitatus Y
Penetopteryx nanus Lost pipefish Y
Syngnathus caribbaeus Caribbean pipefish Y
Syngnathus dawsoni Y
Syngnathus floridae Dusky pipefish Y
Syngnathus fuscus

Northern pipefish

Y
Syngnathus louisianae Chain pipefish Y
Syngnathus makaxi Y
Syngnathus pelagicus Sargassum pipefish Y
Syngnathus scovelli Gulf pipefish Y
Syngnathus springer Bull pipefish Y
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