Body long, slender; snout very long; females much deeper-bodied than males. Greenish to brownish with a dark stripe along the back to the dorsal fin origin; side of head with a broad dark stripe and a dark edged white stripe below. Females with a fine line made up of small bluish ocelli on each ring; adult males cream along sides with a few minute ocelli on upper part of side of trunk. To 28 cm.
These pipefish often aggregate in small groups in shallow seagrass and eelgrass beds.
Usually in shallow seagrass and eelgrass beds, in depths of 0-10 m.
South-eastern Australia, including western and central Victoria.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed
- Fisheries Act 1995 : Protected Aquatic Biota