Brushtail Pipefish

Leptoichthys fistularius

Leptoichthys fistularius - Brushtail Pipefish
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Size: 65 cm

Distribution: All SA coastal and gulf waters

Habitat: Seagrass beds

Depth: Subtidal to 10+ metres

One of the largest pipefish species in Australia, the Brushtail Pipefish can grow to more than 60cm in length. It is green to brown in colour with white spots and a brown mid-body stripe. It has a conspicuous fan-shaped tail. Although it has a similar pattern, this species can be differentiated from Stigmatopora nigra by its more slender body.