The Sydney Pygmy Pipehorse

This little fish, a member of the seahorse family, is one of my favourites in the aquatic reserve. You have to look very hard to find them and when you do keep looking as they often stay in pairs. It was only described as a new species as recently as 2003. They don’t move very far from the same¬†location but their camouflage is so good it takes a while to spot them again. They also come in a variety of colours, often mottled white and green.


2 thoughts on “The Sydney Pygmy Pipehorse

    1. Absolutely! All my photos on the blog are taken in CTBAR. The closer you look the more you will find. I first found these guys barely a month after Akos Lumnitzer had found them on the southern side of the harbour


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