The pipefish is a first cousin of the famous dragonfly. In fact, the two animals have almost the same muzzles. The big difference between them is that the pipefish has an elongated, snakelike body. The biggest pipefish I have seen was about 40 cm long.
The pipefishes are a cute model for a photo, as long as you are able to see them among the seaweed. They are not a particularly good swimmers, but you might have a hard time trying to catch them, should they decide to sneak away from you. These manifestations of persistence and decisiveness
of theirs are probably due to the fact that all pipefishes in the world have been raised only by their dads. No airs and graces.
The whole body of the pipefish is armoured. Its mouth has the shape of a pipe and its tail varies depending on the species and can be fanned out in order to support the dorsal fin during swimming or wrapped around some stem to make sure the pipefish is stable enough to get some good rest. If you want to meet a pipefish, have a nice rummaging among the seaweed.