Luzon Island, Philippines
This pipefish (Corythoichthys species) is only about 3 1/2 inches in length. Their bodies are long and slender like a sea snake or perhaps a trumpetfish, but don't grow as large. Belonging to the same scientific family as seahorses (family Syngnathidae), they are similar in appearance to seahorses, with small fins, rigid bodies, and rough skin texture.
Jeffrey N. Jeffords (photographer; copyright holder; identification)
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