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A pair of Ornate Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus paradoxus), Lembeh Straits, Indonesia

In the “false pipefish” family (Solenostomidae). max length of 12 cm. feed on a variety of tiny marine crustaceans. the females brood the eggs in a pouch formed by modified pelvic fins.

(photo: Steve Childs)

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