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Observed: 20th August 2013 By: nutzl0s

Found at Knoll Beach, Studland, in eel grass

    Likely ID
    lesser pipefish (Syngnathus rostellatus)
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Goodness Trudy. And there was me thinking it's just a pipefish!
Such a valuable synopsis - thanks.
See the one here too -

trudy-russell's picture

so did I until I started

so did I until I started looking at these and realised that they were not any of the 3 species I'm used to! however there is a great section in Kay & Dippers Marine fishes of Wales and adjacent waters which was very useful!

Trudy Russell
Marine Advisor
Natural England

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