Body and snout very long, slender; tail almost prehensile; tail fin absent. Usually greenish-brown, but variable in colour, often with evenly scattered dark or pale spots. Closely resembles the Widebody Pipefish Stigmatopora nigra, differing in colouration, the placement of the dorsal fin, and female body shape. To 25 cm.
This is a very common species in seagrass areas of Port Phillip and Western Port, Victoria. Individuals are extremely well-camouflaged amongst Zostera seagrass.
Shallow seagrass and macroalgal beds in sheltered bays and estuaries, in depths of 0-10 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