Winged Pipefish (Halicampus macrorhynchus)

Also known as Ornate Pipefish, Whiskered Pipefish

Description

Also known as Ornate Pipefish, Whiskered Pipefish.

Found singly or in pairs over algae, coral rubble and seagrass beds of reef flats.
They feed by sucking tiny invertebrates into their mouths.
Juveniles found in seagrass beds.
Length - 18cm
Depth - 3-25m
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.de/summary/Halicampus-macrorhynchus.html

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