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Right: Photograph of a pipefish Syngnathus sp. by Gordon Fletcher.

A curious, elongated fish, closely related to the seahorses. They are usually found amidst weed, where their body shape may offer useful camoflage. Their bodies are armoured with bony rings.

  The head of a pipefish, showing a long snout and small mouth.

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