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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Through the forest

This picture is showing us an exemplar of Bulbonaricus brauni (Galaxea pipefish) it lives among coral reefs of the Galaxea type, at depths of 1-10m, and can grow to lengths of 5.5 cm. This species is ovoviviparous, with the males carrying eggs in a brood pouch until they hatch.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Lembeh, Indonesia
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Mª Cristina Fernández