Did you know?
Pipefish have slender, straight, bodies which are able to camouflage well with seagrasses and weeds. They have small mouths and create a vacuum to suck tiny crustaceans in.
They are monogamous and mate for life, or until one dies.
You'll find them in the Western Central Pacific in shallow sand or coral areas of reefs and lagoons.
While pipefish aren't a type of seahorse, they are in the same family group and share many characteristics. Like seahorses, the male pipefish cares for the fertilised eggs in a special brood pouch on his tummy, incubating them until they hatch around two weeks later. After this time, they then release a cloud of tiny, fully formed pipefish into the water.
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