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Broadnosed pipefish. Aguja mula

Syngnathus typhle


This species is notable for its "broad" snout, which is as deep as its body. The broadnosed pipefish is a slender, elongated fish with a hexagonal cross-section which distinguishes it from its even more threadlike relation the straightnose pipefish (Nerophis ophidion) which has a circular cross-section. The body surface is covered by small bony plates. The head resembles that of a seahorse with a long, laterally flattened snout and obliquely sloping mouth. Unlike the straightnose pipefish, it has a fan-shaped caudal fin. The general colour is greenish, often with various darker mottling, and the belly is yellow. The average size is about 15 to 20 cm.


Costa rocosa de Cabo de Palos.


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eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 5 years ago

Thank you very much for your comments, are an encouragement to continue this nice hobby . Hugs to all .

Great capture Eulalia,beuatiful series,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Benno Ibold
Benno Ibold 5 years ago


Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 5 years ago

Great photos, Eulalia, interesting posting!

triggsturner 5 years ago

Congrats Eulalia on your SOTD. Stunning images.

LuisStevens 5 years ago

Felicidades Eulalia!

armadeus.4 5 years ago

Congratulations Eulalia. Great series! Thank you for sharing :)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

Congratulations, Eulalia. Wonderful images.

AshleyT 5 years ago

Congrats Eulalia, this neat pipefish has been selected as Spotting of the Day!



Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 5 years ago

great series :)

eulalia rubio
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eulalia rubio

Cabo de Palos, Spain

Spotted on Sep 17, 2016
Submitted on Sep 17, 2016

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