Two Halimeda ghost pipefish on Caves

15 May 2011

Among lots of green turtles and leaf fish and many other creatures, there are also two ghost pipefish at the Kuredu Caves. Actually, they have been there for a while, but we still would like to remind you about their presence there.

Sitting at about 11m depth, in a Halimeda algae spot and sharing that one with a green Leaf fish, these two tiny creatures spend their time hovering head-down searching for small invertebrate prays to snap.

The bigger one is the female, which incubates the eggs between large ventral fins that form a pouch, … just in case you didn’t know…

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