An intimidating ornament in a female pipefish
Pipefish are similar to Seahorses in the fact that the male is responsible for the majority of parenting duties.
The courtship between male and female Pipefish often involves well-choreographed and elaborate displays.
Instead they rely on camouflage to avoid detection.
There are even a few species of Pipefish that have prehensile tails for grabbing and holding plants.
Their snouts are long and tubular like the Seahorse with small mouths.
They have a single dorsal fin and most have a small tail fin.
The Pipefish is typically found in a tropical or subtropical region.While most Pipefish live in saltwater environments, some have been known to enter and survive in freshwater environments.There are a few types that are fully freshwater, occuring in rivers and streams. The Pipefish has a very diverse lifestyle; they are typically found within coastal marine areas that contain sea grasses such as eelgrass or coral reefs.It is hard to find places to meet your potential match and when you do meet someone, many times they are not available.