30 May 2013

Flickr pic of the day: slender snipefish

slender snipefish, two oceans aquarium, south africa, cape town
A slender snipefish. Photo courtesy of flowcomm

Here’s a fish that never has to worry about its weight – it gets called slender all the time!

It’s part of a genus of fish called snipefish, or Macroramphosus. There are two species of snipefish that we currently know of: the longspine snipefish, and this charming character above, the slender snipefish.

Distantly related to seahorses and pipefishes, these fish live in large shoals at depths between 25 and 600m, and can be seen zipping around in the Oceans of Contrast: Atlantic Ocean Gallery.

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