Halimeda Ghost Pipefish

Halimeda Ghost Pipefish

Solenostomus Halimeda
 
Halimeda Ghost Pipefish

CLASSIFICATION

Phylum:
Subphylum:
Class:
Order:
Family:
Genus:
Species:

Chordata
Vertebrata
Actinopterygii
Syngnathiformes
Solenostomidae
Solenostomus
S. halimeda

CONSERVATION STATUS

The halimeda ghost pipefish is not threatened at the moment.

FUN FACTS

Size:

Range:



Life Span:
Aquariums:

It can reach up to 2.6 inches long.
From the Indian Ocean and in the Western Indo-Pacific, from the Maldives to the Marshall Islands.
1 to 3 years, maybe longer
Very common in saltwaterwater aquariums.

Halimeda Ghost PipefishHalimeda Ghost Pipefish by Ethan Daniels | Shutterstock

About the Halimeda Ghost Pipefish

The halimeda ghost pipefish is relatively easy to find, and is native to the central Pacific and SE Asia. It is highly sought after by divers and underwater photographers, but unfortunately also by people who capture them for the aquarium trade as well.

The Aquarium trade: 

We do support the aquarium trade, when done in a responsible manner. Marine species, especially rare ones, should never been taken from the wild for our entertainment, where the never survive long. This will not help conserve the species as a whole.

What we do support, are breeding programs who produce captive born species, which can not only increase the species, but help in education also.

Please make sure to only ever purchase rare species that were captive born, to help stop illegal wild capture.

Are you a biologist?

If you have more information about this species or any other on this site, hit us up! We always can use more facts about interesting critters!

Join the team!

Want to be a contributor? We are always in need of photos, specifically of rare species. Send us an email, and you can get your own contributor profile page on this site, while at the same time helping us educate the world about our wonderful marine critters! Hit us up at justin@artofscubadiving.com

It’s not just pipefish photos and information we are after either. Check out our whole species directory to see what we have so far, but also keep in mind that we are adding more and more each month! So let us know what you specialize in, or how you can contribute, and we will make you a part of the team! 

Other Marine Species in our Directory