Revised from Seahorses, Pipefishes and their Relatives, this book is by far the most comprehensive publication of the world's Seahorses and their relatives ever produced. It has been enlarged, more than 100 pages added and includes the recently named as well as many new species.
Fishes of the order Syngnathiformes, collectively known as syngnathids, are amongst the most unfish-like of all fishes. Appearances of many is often bizarre and species such as the Leafty Seadragon are outright spectacular. Their names speak for themselves: seahorses, seadragons, pipehorses, pipefishes, bellowsfishes, flutemouths, trumpetfishes, and seamoths, relating to their unusual appearance, in particular to their body or head shape and long their tubular snout.