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Bent pipefish (Trachyrhamphus_bicoarctatus) Seen in Dauin, Oct 4, 2012.<br />
Long (40 cm) and thin pipefish, brown or yellow, crawling on the sand. Typical head bent with respect to the body.<br />
Indo-pacific distribution, but it is more likely a species complex, including local species. Coastal bay, Lagoon, Mud, Sand. Mimetizes very well in sea grass bottoms. Bentstick pipefish,Geotagged,Philippines,Trachyrhamphus bicoarctatus,pipefish,trachyrhamphus Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Bent pipefish (Trachyrhamphus_bicoarctatus)

Seen in Dauin, Oct 4, 2012.
Long (40 cm) and thin pipefish, brown or yellow, crawling on the sand. Typical head bent with respect to the body.
Indo-pacific distribution, but it is more likely a species complex, including local species. Coastal bay, Lagoon, Mud, Sand. Mimetizes very well in sea grass bottoms.

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The bentstick pipefish occurs in marine waters throughout much of the Indo-West Pacific. In Australia it lives in bays and estuaries on sand or mud, from the shallows to at least 40 m depth.

Variable in colour from whitish to yellowish, greenish, brown or black, usually with fine speckling and a series of pale saddles. These long slender pipefish often raise themselves off the bottom, bending their heads at an angle to feed on zooplankton drifting by in the current.

Similar species: Pipefishes And Seahorses
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Dec 30, 2015. Captured in J. Basa St, Dauin, Negros Oriental, Philippines.