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.

Mediterranean

Genus Species English Common Name Last Published
Red List Assessment Status
Year of Last Published Assessment Next Up for Reassessment
Hippocampus
guttulatus Long-snouted seahorse NT 2016 2021
Hippocampus hippocampus Short-snouted seahorse NT 2016 2021
Minyichthys sentus DD 2016 2021
Nerophis maculatus Spotted pipefish DD 2016 2021
Nerophis ophidion Straightnose pipefish LC 2016 2021
Syngnathus abaster Black-striped pipefish LC 2016 2021
Syngnathus acus Greater pipefish LC 2016 2021
Syngnathus phlegon Pelagic spiny pipefish DD 2016 2021
Syngnathus rostellatus Nilsson’s pipefish DD 2016 2021
Syngnathus schmidti Black sea pelagic pipefish DD 2016 2021
Syngnathus taenionotus Dark flank piepfish DD 2016 2021
Syngnathus tenuirostris Narrow-snouted pipefish DD 2016 2021
Syngnathus typhle Broadnosed pipefish LC 2016 2021

Europe

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

Gulf of Mexico

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

Northern pipefish

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