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Family Syngnathidae

INDO-PACIFIC

Corythoichthys haematopterus

Wakatobi, Indonesia, 4 feet

YELLOW-STREAKED PIPEFISH

Inhabits silty reef flats & seagrasses.  Usually found as pairs.  Attains 8 inches.  East Africa to Japan & Vanuatu.  Replaced by Corythoichthys intestinalis in the Pacific, which has dark markings on the posterior end of body.