Pipefish and Seahorses

Schultz's pipefish (Corythoichthys schultzi)

Schultz’s Pipefish – Facts and Photographs

The Schultz's pipefish (Corythoichthys schultzi) is one of the more commonly seen species of pipefish on the Tanzanian coast. They are easily recognizable by their longer than normal pipette shaped mouth. ...
Seahorse on a Frogfish

Seahorse on a Frogfish

At the very end of an amazing night dive on Mafia Island in Tanzania arranged by David of Mafia Island Diving.  My dive buddy Anna Madrugo found a Frogfish and called me over. After taking a few images of t...
robust ghost pipefish (Solenostomus cyanopterus)

Robust Ghost Pipefish – Facts and Photographs

The Robust Ghost pipefish (Solenostomus cyanopterus) is also known as the Ghost pipefish and the Racek's Ghost pipefish.  Although they are called pipefish, they are not true Pipefish.  They fall  in the sa...
Corythoichthys flavofasciatus, known as the Network pipefish, Reticulate Pipefish and Yellow-banded Pipefish

Network Pipefish – Facts and Photographs

The Network pipefish Corythoichthys flavofasciatus is one of the more commonly seen species of pipefish on the Tanzanian coast. APPEARANCE The Network pipefish has a long thin angular body comprised of ar...
Network pipefish (Corythoichthys flavofasciatus)

Scribbled Pipefish – Facts and Photographs

The Scribbled pipefish (Corythoichthys intestinalis) is also known as the Messmate pipefish and the Dragonface Pipefish. They are common inhabitants of the rubble areas between the reef and in the shallows ...

Cape Seahorse – Facts and Photographs

A Knysna or Cape Seahorse (Hippocampus capensis) gazes skyward in its tank at Ushaka Marine World. The future of its species far from secure. The Cape seahorse is related to the more common Indo-Pacific sea...

Seadragons

Native to waters off southern and eastern Australia, leafy and weedy sea dragons are closely related to seahorses and pipefish. Similar to Seahorses they have very long, thin snouts; slender trunks covered in b...
Leafy Seadragon

Leafy Seadragon

A leafy seadragon (Phycodurus eques). Found along the southern and western coasts of Australia, the leafy seadragon's long leaf-like protrusions serve as camouflage. Popularly known as "leafies" it is the m...

Leafy Seadragon

A leafy seadragon (Phycodurus eques), also known as glauert's seadragon is a marine fish in the seahorse family. Found along the southern and western coasts of Australia, the name is derived from the appear...
Phyllopteryx taeniolatus

Weedy Seadragon

A weedy seadragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus), a relative of the seahorse, native to Australian waters of the Eastern Indian Ocean and the South Western Pacific Ocean....
Seahorses

Seahorse Bunch

A bunch of seahorses, photographed at uShaka Marine World in South Africa....

Rare Seahorses in Chole Bay

A short video of some stunning, yet humble seahorses in Chole Bay, Mafia Island. Seahorses are rarely seen and are vulnerable to extinction.