Black-breasted Pipefish (Corythoichthys nigripectus)

Also known as Creeping Pipefish, Gilded Pipefish

Description

Also known as Creeping Pipefish, Gilded Pipefish.

Found singly, pairs or in schools over algae and coral patches of lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed on tiny swimming invertebrates which they suck whole into their mouths.
Length - 11cm
Depth - 5-30m
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/5962

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