Corythoichthys schultzi (Schultz’s pipefish)


Hard to detect because of the coloration.
White with small black, brown and reddish dashes and yellowish ring.
dark widely-spaced bands around the body and a mix of dark wavy lines.
Colour variable with geographic region.
Long head and a long slender snout.


Unassessed by the IUCN Red list.


It can be found throughout the Indo-Pacific Oceans, from Red Sea and East Africa to Tonga, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia.
Living at depths between 2 and 30 meter among corals or sea fans in lagoon and seaward reefs.


Monogamous mating.
Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail.
The pouch protects the dorsal surface and side of the egg mass, leaving the ventral surface exposed.


Up to 16 cm

Prey / Predation

Feeds on small crustaceans.

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