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Janss' pipefish

Doryrhamphus janssi

Description:

It's a small fish which can reach a maximal length of 14 cm.

Habitat:

Native in the tropical waters of the central Indo-Pacific. Doryrhamphus janssi is a cleaner fish specialised in small fish, they usually work in couple. It is ovoviviparous and like for the seahorse, the male carries the eggs in a brood pouch.

Notes:

It belongs to the family og so called flagtail pipefish. Name comes from habit of flashing the distinctly patterned tails during courtship. The specific name honours Edwin Janns Jr., a Los Angeles property developer who had a keen interest in marine biology.

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5 Comments

triggsturner
triggsturner a month ago

Stunning little fish!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 months ago

Beautiful spotting on the whole. Looks like a healthy, colourful habitat and a stunning pipefish. Thanks Marek.

Marek Koszorek
Marek Koszorek 2 months ago

Thanks Everybody 😀 Happy to share my photos with You.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 months ago

Interesting fish, Marek. Best wishes for you sotw nomination.

AshleyT
AshleyT 2 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

จังหวัดภูเก็ต, Thailand

Lat: 7.51, Long: 98.34

Spotted on Dec 13, 2018
Submitted on Dec 13, 2018

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