We took an underwater photography trip to the Philippines in December 2016.
Pipefish look like straight-bodied seahorses with tiny mouths. The snout is a long tube ending in a narrow and small mouth which opens upward and is toothless.
robust ghost pipefish, Solenostomus cyanopterus
ringed pipefish, Dunckerocampus dactyliophorus
Pygmy pipehorses have a prehensile tail, a fully-enclosed brood pouch, a short head and snout, and no caudal fin.
pygmy pipehorse, Kyonemichthus rumengani
Pygmy seahorses have fused jaws that suck food into tubular mouths. They are found in southeast Asia and the Coral Triangle area. They spend their entire lives on a single gorgonium coral.
pygmy seahorse, Hippocampus bargibanti
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