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Robust Ghost Pipefish

Solenostomus cyanopterus

Description:

Also known as Blue-Finned Ghostpipefish, Squaretail Ghostpipefish and Seagrass Ghostpipefish. They are sometimes mistakenly called leaf fish, because of their appearance, which is their camouflage. They feed on small crustaceans, and grow to a length of about 15cm.

Habitat:

Found in pairs or family groups floating with head down mimicking seagrass on seagrass beds at the edge of reefs. Widespread in the Indo-Pacific region.

Notes:

I photographed this fish at a depth of about 10m, during a day dive.

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4 Comments

Blogie
Blogie 9 years ago

Coming from you, Shauming, that's a great compliment! :)

ShaumingLo
ShaumingLo 9 years ago

Good shot!

Blogie
Blogie 9 years ago

Thanks Luke!

LukeMalone
LukeMalone 9 years ago

Cool!

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 11, 2011
Submitted on Dec 11, 2011

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