Crested Pipefish, Histiogamphelus briggsii Click to enlarge image
A Crested Pipefish at a depth of 2.5 m, Normanville, South Australia. 25 March 2014. Image: David Muirhead
© David Muirhead

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    briggsii
    Genus
    Histiogamphelus
Crested Pipefish, Histiogamphelus briggsii
A Crested Pipefish at a depth of 2.5 m, Normanville, South Australia. 25 March 2014. Image: David Muirhead
© David Muirhead

A Crested Pipefish at a depth of 2.5 m, Normanville, South Australia. 25 March 2014.

Notes

The species can be distinguished from the similar-looking Rhino Pipefish, Histiogamphelus cristatus, by the shorter ridge that runs along the top of the snout (ends on the intereorbital region rather than continuing through the interorbit in the Rhino Pipefish).

Reference:

Gomon, M.F., Bray, D. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 2008. The Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Reed New Holland. Pp. 928.