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Australian Seahorses, Pipefish, Sea Dragons



Ghost pipefish

Ornate Ghostpipefish
(Solenostomus paradoxus)
Ornate Ghostpipefish
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Robust Ghost Pipefish
(Solenostomus cyanopterus)
Robust Ghost Pipefish
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Seahorses, pipefishes, weedy and leafy sea dragons

Ocellate Pipefish
(Corythoichthys ocellatus)
Ocellate Pipefish
The Ocellate Pipefish is a long slender fish with orange spots and streaks on the body and tail. The snout is long and slender and it has a distinct tail. Click to continue>
Schultz's Pipefish
(Corythoichthys schultzi)
Schultz's Pipefish
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... Click to continue>
Bigbelly Seahorse
(Hippocampus abdominalis)
Bigbelly Seahorse
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Pygmy Seahorse
(Hippocampus bargibanti)
Pygmy Seahorse
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White's Seahorse
(Hippocampus whitei)
White's Seahorse
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Leafy Seadragon
(Phycodurus eques)
Leafy Seadragon
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Weedy Seadragon
(Phyllopteryx taeniolatus)
Weedy Seadragon
The Weedy Seadragon is a fascinating creature with leaf like appendages. It has blue spotting on the long snout and body is orange or brown. It is difficult to spot when amongst weeds. The juveniles are more slender with proportionately larger... Click to continue>
Spiny Pipehorse
(Solegnathus spinosissimus)
Spiny Pipehorse
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Snipefishes and shrimpfishes

Razorfish
(Aeoliscus strigatus)
Razorfish
The Razorfish is variable in color depending on habitat. It is greenish-yellow with diffused stripe along the body when amongst seagrass. It is light with black stripe along body when over sand or rubble sea floor. The dorsal fin spine is hinged.... Click to continue>
Common Snipefish
(Macroramphosus scolopax)
Common Snipefish
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Trumpetfishes

Trumpetfish
(Aulostomus chinensis)
Trumpetfish
The Trumpetfish has a long thin body and a tubular snout with tiny teeth and short dorsal spines. It is variable in colour from brown to green, and may be mottled or have pale stripes and bars. There is also a uniform yellow form. They are capable... Click to continue>


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