The species appears to be confined to the gulfs of South Australia
The Southern Gulf Pipefish is grey-green above with reddish cross-bands. It looks similar to the Spotted Pipefish, but males have a deeper, more compressed snout.
It occurs in shallow (to 5 m) coastal areas of seagrass and brown algae.
- Gomon, M.F., Bray, D. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 2008. The Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Reed New Holland. Pp. 928.
- Kuiter, R.H. 2009. Seahorses and their relatives. Aquatic Photographics. Pp. 333.