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Many-banded Pipefish

Doryrhamphus multiannulatus

Description:

Yellow with orange strips. Males can be up to 19 cm and as sea horses they carry the fertilized eggs in a ventral pouch. Also in the aquarium trade.

Habitat:

Tropical seas. Common among coral and in reef caves and crevices; usually found in pairs. Nearly always seen swimming upside down against ceiling of caves.

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Dumaguete, Siquijor, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 3, 2012
Submitted on Nov 2, 2012

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