Also known as Banded Pipefish, Banner's Pipefish, Ringed Pipefish.
Found singly or in pairs over rock and sandy areas of coral reefs.
They feed on tiny swimming invertebrates which they suck whole into their mouths.
Length - 5.8cm
Depth - 2-30m
Widespread Indo-West 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: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/5966