ID of pipefish found at Sellicks Beach

February 23, 2017 | Posted in: Bony fishes, Coastal species, Syngnathids

We recently received a request via Facebook from Robbert Alexander‎ to identify a pipefish species that he found on Sellicks Beach. Robbert sent us a photo of the pipefish and we told him that it was “Most likely Stigmatopora argus, the spotted pipefish”. We also gave him a link to the relevant web page for the Australian Museum

( https://australianmuseum.net.au/spotted-pipefish-stigmatopora-argus ).

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Robbert agreed with our ID of the pipefish and then sent us several more photos of it. He gave us his permission to publish those photos in this short article on the matter.

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Many thanks for your interest, Robbert.

Steve Reynolds is the current President of MLSSA and is a long-standing member of the Society. Steve is a keen diver, underwater explorer, photographer and is chief author of the Society’s extensive back catalogue of newsletters and journals.

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