Cheeked / Red Sea Pipefish (Corythoichthys insularis) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Cheeked / Red Sea Pipefish

Cheeked Red Sea Pipefish
Cheeked Pipefish in the Red Sea, Egypt
Credit: Aida Karamesic
Cheeked / Red Sea Pipefish Corythoichthys insularis
Description

The Cheeked Pipefish (Corythoichthys insularis) is also sometimes referred to as the Red Sea Pipefish because it is found there, and around the western Indian Ocean. It's a relatively small species of pipefish that grow to 10cm in length. Like its cousins, the young develop inside the males' brood pouch. It's usuallu found at depths between 20-40m in tropical seas, and is popular with photographers due to its colourful appearance.

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes (Seahorses & Pipefish)
Family: Syngnathidae (Syngnathidae)
Genus: Corythoichthys (Cheeked Pipefish)
Species: Corythoichthys insularis
Size
Average Size: 10 centimetres

Cheeked / Red Sea Pipefish - Where Can You Find Them When Scuba diving?

Thailand

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Indonesia

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Myanmar/Burma

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Malaysia

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