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Broadnosed Pipefish


Broadnosed Pipefish
Habitat

Seagrass meadows and other shallow-water habitats in the northeast Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black seas.

Wild Diet

Their diet consists mainly of small crustaceans, fishes and occasionally other invertebrates.

Behaviour

Pipefish have no teeth and must therefore ingest live food using their large snout. Whilst at rest, this species will hide amongst blades of seagrass which keep them well hidden from predators.

Breeding

Male pipefish bear eggs from several females. They store these in a pouch and give birth to free swimming juveniles in the summer.

Threats

Habitat loss and degradation of seagrass meadows and other shallow-water habitats.

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Syngnathus typhle
  • Conservation Status: Least Concern
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