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Also known as Yellow-streaked Pipefish, Messmate Pipefish and Bloodspot Pipefish. Like its seahorse cousins, males carry the fertilized eggs to term. Males have a brood pouch under the tail. Its body is greenish with fine black longitudinal lines; the lines on its face are purplish, while the underside of the head and body is yellowish. Its tail is tipped with a tiny pinkish or reddish fan that's edged in white.
Reef-associated, commonly found at depths of 0 to 3m. Indo-Pacific distribution.
Spotted this pipefish during my safety stop, in about 4m of water at Angel's Cove, Talikud Island. It measured about 10cm long.
Spotted on Sep 1, 2012
Submitted on Sep 2, 2012
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