Maroubra perserrata (Whitley, 1948)

Photographer: 
Steve Smith
Date: 
Monday, 22 February 2010
Location: 
Split Solitary Island
Depth: 
15m
Common name: Sawtooth Pipefish
Distribution:

Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to Australia it is found from northern NSW, to south western Western Australia and including Tasmania.

Ecological Notes:

Frequents offshore islands, coastal marine rocky reefs and estuaries. Depth to at least 15m.

Additional Notes:

A small cryptic species not often encountered. As with other pipehorses, the male has a brood pouch just under the tail where it carries the eggs. Grows to about 8cm.