Worm Pipefish Nerophis lumbriciformis Length to 15cm<br />
At first glance, hard to recognise as a living creatures, let alone a fish. Found among seaweeds and under rocks at low water, but easily overlooked. Adult has very slender, stiff body with small dorsal fin; pectoral and tail fins are absent. Snout is short and upcurved creating ‘pug-nosed’ look. Usually dark yellowish-brown. Widespread and locally common in SW and W; mostly absent from E England
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Worm Pipefish Nerophis lumbriciformis Length to 15cm
At first glance, hard to recognise as a living creatures, let alone a fish. Found among seaweeds and under rocks at low water, but easily overlooked. Adult has very slender, stiff body with small dorsal fin; pectoral and tail fins are absent. Snout is short and upcurved creating ‘pug-nosed’ look. Usually dark yellowish-brown. Widespread and locally common in SW and W; mostly absent from E England

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Date: 22 Aug 2007
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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