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Male Worm pipefish

Observed: 4th September 2013 By: dejayM
Biological Recording In ScotlandHighland Biological Recording GroupOrkney Biodiversity Records Centre
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head in water

A not very liveley 'fish' - looking, somehow, quite like a lengthy seahorse.
Found under stone along with two butterfish. Unlike the latter, amazingly docile.
Very short snout, visible gills in the right place but no sign, by naked eye, of any fins.
What was remarkable, which gave me a headache in the ID quest, are the regular nodes on the underside.
I stared hard and even have good photos but there seemed to be no clues on the web regarding these oddities.
Then I stumbled upon Paula's post and all became clear. A male then.
See here
and here (generally about Pipefish)
Core edit
Added a note...'generally....' and, later, another correction; sorry.

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Extraordinary! (but see

Extraordinary! (but see links)