Credit: Aida Karamesic
Cheeked / Red Sea Pipefish Corythoichthys insularis
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.
|Order:||Syngnathiformes (Seahorses & Pipefish)|
|Genus:||Corythoichthys (Cheeked Pipefish)|
|Average Size:||10 centimetres|