Orange-spotted Pipefish (Corythoichthys ocellatus)

Also known as Ocellate Pipefish, Ocellated Pipefish

Description

Also known as Ocellate Pipefish, Ocellated Pipefish.

Found in pairs on coral and rubble patches over shallow sheltered reefs.
They feed on tiny swimming invertebrates which they suck whole into their mouths.
Length - 10cm
Depth - 1-12m
Widespread Western Central 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/5963

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