Broadnosed Pipefish

Seagrass Beds

Only a trained eye will spot the broadnosed pipefish amongst the dense vegetation of the Baltic Sea. Winding its tail around seaweed or leaves of the bladderwrack, it lurks for small crustaceans. The pipefish is closely related to the seahorse, making it similarly emancipated when it comes to reproduction. The male has a brood pouch on the underside of its tail – where up to 100 female eggs can be deposited. Well protected here by their father, the juvenile fish measuring just 2 centimetres in size hatch after about four weeks.


Antique Cannon Shoal of Fish Flounder Chalk Reef Impressions Blue Mussel Harbour Porpoise Lumpfish or Lumpsucker Turbot Common Whelk
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