Robust Ghost Pipefish

Robust Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus cyanopterus) in Indonesia
Robust Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus cyanopterus) Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Credit: Emmy Ahlen
Robust Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus cyanopterus)
Robust Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus cyanopterus)
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Robust Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus cyanopterus) & diver's hand
Robust Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus cyanopterus) to show its size
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Robust Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus cyanopterus) in Indonesia
Robust Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus cyanopterus) in Indonesia
Credit: Pablo Mallegol Dahlgren
Robust Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus cyanopterus) in Indonesia
Robust Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus cyanopterus) in Indonesia
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Robust Ghost Pipefish Solenostomus cyanopterus
Description

Robust Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus cyanopterus) are the largest of the Ghost Pipefish species. They use their excellent camouflage as defence, and normally float around in the water with their long snouts facing downwards. They inhabit the Indo-Pacific region from the Red Sea to the western Pacific Ocean.

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes (Seahorses & Pipefish)
Family: Solenostomidae (Solenostomidae)
Genus: Solenostomus (Solenostomus)
Species: Solenostomus cyanopterus
Size
Average Size: 15 centimetres

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