Harlequin Ornate Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus paradoxus) by Samantha Craven
The ornate ghost pipefish or harlequin ghost pipefish, Solenostomus paradoxus, is a pipefish of the family Solenostomidae.  This pipefish has short skin filaments on its snout, body and fins with jagged edges. Anecdotal evidence suggests that all ghost pipefish settles as males and later, with proper environmental or social cues some change into females. They are frequently found hovering head down among crinoids (and are well camouflaged here) and soft corals and feed primarily on crustaceans.This is the male variation.  

Harlequin Ornate Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus paradoxus) by Samantha Craven

The ornate ghost pipefish or harlequin ghost pipefishSolenostomus paradoxus, is a pipefish of the family Solenostomidae This pipefish has short skin filaments on its snout, body and fins with jagged edges. Anecdotal evidence suggests that all ghost pipefish settles as males and later, with proper environmental or social cues some change into females. They are frequently found hovering head down among crinoids (and are well camouflaged here) and soft corals and feed primarily on crustaceans.This is the male variation.  

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