Body long, slender; snout very long, mouth distinctly angled; tail fin very long, pointed; adult females with median fleshy fin-fold under tail. Well-camouflaged, mainly bright green to greenish brown, head and back darker, with orange brown wavy lines; tail fin brownish to almost black; large individuals often with bright blue snouts. To 65 cm.
This pipefish usually lives amongst the seagrass Zostera, although it is also found in Posidonia beds.
Shallow inshore seagrass beds, in depths of 0-20 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed
- Fisheries Act 1995 : Protected Aquatic Biota