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Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

One of the longest of the Pipefish species, often exceeding 18 inches, this is a dark black colored Short-tailed Pipefish (Trachyrhhampus bicoarctatus).
Image taken on the muck shore dive at Basura in Anilao in the Batangas region of The Philippines where this rare species is very common locally. A variety of color variations can be seen in the area including white, yellow, orange, gray and this dark almost black coloration.

· Date: Sat January 27, 2007 · Reference ID: 1578/22006-08-14_15-28-28 · Views: 3929 ·
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