Delicate Ghostpipefish (Solenostomus leptosomus)

Also known as False Pipefishes, Tubemouth Fishes, Slender Ghostpipefish

Description

Also known as False Pipefishes, Tubemouth Fishes, Slender Ghostpipefish.

Found in pairs or family groups floating with head down on sandy areas close to reef edges.
They feed on small crustaceans.
Colour variable from place to place blending in with surroundings.
Length - 10cm
Depth - 5-25m
Widespread Indo-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!

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