Alligator Pipefish (Syngnathoides biaculeatus)

Also known as Double-end Pipehorse, Double-ended Pipefish, Double-ended Pipehorse, Grass Pipefish, Greendragon Pipefish, Painted Flutemouth, Pipehorses, Spiraltail Pipefish, Symmetric Pipehorse

Description

Also known as Double-end Pipehorse, Double-ended Pipefish, Double-ended Pipehorse, Grass Pipefish, Greendragon Pipefish, Painted Flutemouth, Pipehorses, Spiraltail Pipefish, Symmetric Pipehorse.

Found singly, pairs or in groups amongst algae, seagrass beds and floating weeds over protected shallow coastal reefs.
They feed on tiny swimming invertebrates which they suck whole into their mouths.
Length - 29cm
Depth - 0-10m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

Pipefish are like seahorses in that the male gives birth!
The female deposits their eggs after fertilisation into the males pouch located under their tail to incubate the eggs for one month before giving birth. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/5980

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