Image: Widebody Pipefish, Stigmatopora nigra

Widebody Pipefish, Stigmatopora nigra

A Widebody Pipefish at a depth of 20 m, The Docks, Jervis Bay, New South Wales, 1998.

Grey McNeil
© Grey McNeil


The photographer of this pipefish, reported that under natural light, the pipefish and the sponge in which it was hiding were identical in colour. He only noticed the fish when it moved. The red colour of the fish is visible because the photograph was taken using a flash.

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Tags Fishes, Ichthyology, Widebody Pipefish, Stigmatopora nigra, Syngnathidae,