SCHULTZ'S PIPEFISH FACTS
Schultz's Pipefish is a long slender fish with whitish body covered in small black, brown and reddish dashes. The snout is long and slender and a caudal fin is present. During the breeding season, males have a pouch on the belly in which they carry the developing young. The young pipefish are similar to adults.
length to 16cm
rocky and rubble areas near coral reefs. It is also seen around sea fans. Found at depths from 1m to 30m.
The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch under the tail
Schultz's Pipefish is found in tropical marine waters of the Indo-Pacific region, from the Red Sea, north to the Japan, throughout Micronesia, south to Australia and east to Tonga. In Australia it found from the offshore islands of north-western Western Australia and along the length of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.
|Common Name:||Schultz's Pipefish|
Relatives in same Genus
Ocellate Pipefish (C. ocellatus)