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Janss' pipefish

Doryrhamphus janssi


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


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.


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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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 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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