Bay Pipefish
(Syngnathus griseolineatus)

image of a Bay Pipefish

Image ID: 197-01

Other shots:  image of a Bay Pipefish
Comments : Pipefish are always a cool find, and they are hard to find. I have only noted three in all my cold water dives. They may be more abundant, they are very stealthy with their eel-grass coloration and ability to remain totally motionless for a long period of time. This specimen isexceptionally big. The Bay Pipefish is directly related to the famous sea horse. In fact, if you had a sea horse straightened out, it would look almost like a Bay Pipefish. You can see in this picture it's tiny pectoral fins. In addition to tiny pectoral and dorsal fins, both the sea horse and Bay Pipefish have very tiny mouths and are well armored.
Common name : Bay Pipefish
Scientific Name : Syngnathus griseolineatus
Location Found : Three Tree Point, Central Puget Sound
Actual Size : 18 inches long
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX w/1->3T macro
Natural History :