Robust Ghostpipefish (Solenostomus cyanopterus)

Also known as Blue-finned Ghostpipefish, False Pipefish, Roughsnout Ghostpipefish, Seagrass Ghostpipefish, Squaretail Ghostpipefish, Tubemouth Fish

Description

Also known as Blue-finned Ghostpipefish, False Pipefish, Roughsnout Ghostpipefish, Seagrass Ghostpipefish, Squaretail Ghostpipefish, Tubemouth Fish.

Found singly, pairs or family groups floating with head down amongst algae and weedy areas of lagoons and coastal reefs.
They feed on small crustaceans.
Colour variable from place to place blending in with surroundings.
Length - 15cm
Depth - 0-25m
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! Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/7987

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