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Postby dannyo » Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:00 am


can anyone help id this pipefish i found in basura in mabini (anilao), batangas? took it several years ago and still is a mystery to me.


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Postby scottg » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:05 am

Take a look at this page ... cific.aspx

Based on what I've read I think it's most likely Solenostomus paegnius, Rough-snouted ghost pipefish. The hairy variations of ghost pipefish are quite rare, and seem to be a result of the substrate the pipefish grow up in.

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