Armored Pipefish (Solenostomus armatus)

Also known as False Pipefish, Longtail Ghostpipefish, Long-tailed Ghostpipefish, Pacific Ghostpipefish, Tubemouth Fish

Description

Also known as False Pipefish, Longtail Ghostpipefish, Long-tailed Ghostpipefish, Pacific Ghostpipefish, Tubemouth Fish.

Found in pairs or family groups floating with head down mimicking seagrass over seagrass beds at the edge of reefs.
They feed on tiny invertebrates and zooplankton.
Colour variable from place to place blending in with surroundings.
Length - 5.7cm
Depth - 0-95m
Widespread Western Pacific

Ghostpipefish swim with heads down searching near the bottom for crustaceans. They can usually be found amongst seagrass, between the arms of criniods, black corals and gorgonians.
One of the oceans most beautiful creatures! Ref: https://www.fishbase.de/summary/Solenostomus-armatus.html

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