Benedetto's Pipefish (Corythoichthys benedetto)

Also known as Broken Bands Pipefish


Also known as Broken Bands Pipefish.

Found singly, pairs, or in small schools, over coral, rubble, and sandy areas, of sheltered reefs, rich in algae growth.
They feed on tiny swimming invertebrates, which they suck whole into their mouths.
Length - 6.8cm
Depth - 5-20m
Widespread Indo-West 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:


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