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bentstick pipefish (Trachyrhamphus bicoarctatus) Batu Lubang Kecil, Lembeh.<br />
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bentstick pipefish (Trachyrhamphus bicoarctatus)

Batu Lubang Kecil, Lembeh.
With a tiny sea star in its face and neck

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  1. Will the sea star hurt it, or is it just hitching a ride? Posted 11 months ago
    1. I think is more the second :-) Posted 11 months ago

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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 Patomarazul
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Uploaded Sep 29, 2018. Captured May 21, 2018 05:30 in Unnamed Road, Batulubang, Lembeh Sel., Kota Bitung, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia.
  • TG-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 18mm