General Description

Body long slender, tubular; snout short; tail prehensile with a tiny fin; body usually covered in hairy appendages which provide camouflage; snout ridge convex in males, concave in females. Pale green to mottled brown, often with a dark stripe on underside of head and body. To 10 cm.


One of the most common estuarine pipefishes in eastern Australia.


South-eastern Australia.


Seagrass and macroalgal habitats on shallow reefs in the lower reaches of rivers, sheltered estuaries and bays, in 0-3 m.

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