Network Pipefish (Corythoichthys flavofasciatus)

Also known as Banded Pipefish, Reticulate Pipefish, Reticulated Pipefish, Yellow-banded Pipefish

Description

Also known as Banded Pipefish, Reticulate Pipefish, Reticulated Pipefish, Yellow-banded Pipefish.

Found singly, pairs or in schools over living corals and rocks close to shorelines of lagoons and seaward reefs rich in algae growth.
They feed on tiny swimming invertebrates which they suck whole into their mouths.
Length - 12cm
Depth - 2-25m
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. (edit) Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/5959

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