Body long slender, tubular; snout short; tail prehensile with a tiny fin; body usually covered in hairy appendages which provide camouflage; snout ridge convex in males, concave in females. Pale green to mottled brown, often with a dark stripe on underside of head and body. To 10 cm.
One of the most common estuarine pipefishes in eastern Australia.
Seagrass and macroalgal habitats on shallow reefs in the lower reaches of rivers, sheltered estuaries and bays, in 0-3 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