Slender Pipefish (Trachyrhamphus longirostris)

Also known as Longhead Pipefish, Longnose Pipefish, Long-nosed Pipefish, Longsnout Pipefish, Long-snouted Pipefish, Straightstick Pipefish

Description

Also known as Longhead Pipefish, Longnose Pipefish, Long-nosed Pipefish, Longsnout Pipefish, Long-snouted Pipefish, Straightstick Pipefish.

Found singly over open mud bottoms of estuaries and coastal reefs.
They feed by sucking tiny invertebrates into their mouths.
Length - 40cm
Depth - 3-90m
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: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/23124

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