Solenostomidae ghost pipefishes

Solenostomidae Nardo, 1843 family 鬼龙 ghost pipefishes

Ghostpipefishes, like their seahorse and pipefish relative, are also covered in bony armour. They are masters of camouflage, mimicing pieces of algae, floating debris, crinoid arms or gorgonian corals. They often hover motionless in a head-down position amongst the seaweeds and sessile invertebrates they mimic. Unlike their seahorse and pipefish relatives, female ghostpipefish brood their developing young in a special pouch formed between their large pelvic fins and the abdomen.

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Solenostomus paegnius Roughsnout Ghostpipefish

Solenostomus sp Velvet Ghostpipefish

Solenostomus sp Velvet Ghostpipefish

Solenostomus paegnius Roughsnout Ghostpipefish

Solenostomus halimeda Halimeda ghost pipefish

Solenostomus paradoxus Ornate Ghost Pipefish

Solenostomus paradoxus Ornate Ghost Pipefish

Solenostomus sp Velvet ghostpipefish

Solenostomus sp Velvet ghostpipefish

Solenostomus cyanopterus Robust Ghostpipefish

Solenostomus paegnius Roughsnout Ghostpipefish

Solenostomus leptosoma Delicate Ghostpipefish

Solenostomus cyanopterus Robust Ghostpipefish

Solenostomus paradoxus Ornate Ghost Pipefish

Solenostomus cyanopterus Robust Ghostpipefish

Solenostomus cyanopterus Robust Ghostpipefish

Solenostomus cyanopterus Robust Ghostpipefish

Solenostomus cyanopterus Robust Ghostpipefish

Solenostomus cyanopterus Robust Ghostpipefish

Solenostomus cyanopterus Robust Ghostpipefish

Solenostomus paradoxus Ornate Ghost Pipefish

Solenostomus cyanopterus Robust Ghostpipefish

Solenostomus paradoxus Ornate Ghost Pipefish

Solenostomus paradoxus Ornate Ghost Pipefish