Gallery quality underwater photographic print by Paul Waldeck, available framed or unframed in several sizes.
Banded Pipefish can be commonly found crawling over stands of hard coral in search of small organisms in the water column. About 6-8 inches long, Banded Pipefish are often observed in pairs.
Banded pipefish have long snouts similar to their cousins, the Seahorses but do not have a prehensile tail with which to attach themselves to a host. The eggs of Pipefishes are attached to an external abdominal pouch on the males. Offspring hatch in a fully formed, highly developed state.
Photographed in the Solomon Islands