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Siokunichthys nigrolineatus

Dawson, 1983


Ilan Lubitz Mushroom coral pipefish (Siokunichthys nigrolineatus) Anilao Philippines. Nikon D3X. 60mm. SB-105.

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 15 Sep 2013
Pere Rubio Never still !! Mushroom coral pipefish (Siokunichthys nigrolineatus) Nikon D300 - Nikkor 60 2.8 - Inon Z240 ISO 100 f22 1/125

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 08 Jul 2013
Ilan Lubitz Mushroom coral pipefish (Siokunichthys nigrolineatus) Anilao Philippines. Nikon D3X. 60mm. SB-105.

Giorgio Cavallaro (Y)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 15 Sep 2013
Ilan Lubitz Mushroom coral pipefish (Siokunichthys nigrolineatus) Anilao Philippines. Nikon D3X. 60mm. SB-105.

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 15 Sep 2013
Ilan Lubitz Mushroom coral pipefish (Siokunichthys nigrolineatus) Anilao Philippines. Nikon D3X. 60mm. SB-105.

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 15 Sep 2013
Pere Rubio Never still !! Mushroom coral pipefish (Siokunichthys nigrolineatus) Nikon D300 - Nikkor 60 2.8 - Inon Z240 ISO 100 f22 1/125

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 08 Jul 2013
Mike Bartick A Happy Threesome...

Ludovic Galko-Rundgren great timing !

Evie Go menage-a-trois

Isabella Maffei what are they?

Astri Prakoso I suppose three isn't a crowd in this one shot!

Yonghyun Jeon Great! It's very difficult to compose.

Fabio Russo Thay are very little pipefish thet leaves only in Fungia coral, theyr scientific name is Siokunichthys nigrolineatus... i have a pics of that taken in MoalBoal, they are very difficult to shot!!

Kevin Panizza They usually are!

Isabella Maffei thanks Fabio ;-)

Sylvie Omnès waooow !!!

Robin McMunn Hmm, him and # 1, #2...lol

Mawi Rahim Hi Mike Bartick, could you provide us your set up and settings...etc on your picture descriptions :) Thanks and cool shot btw :)

Mike Bartick Thanks everyone-i like to use a midranged lense to capture alot of my photos. I use a dipoter to get tighter macro. Gear: Nikon D300 or D300s, Sigma 28-80@80 & sea n sea old school +5 diopter. Adapter and krazy glue on lens port...lol... sea and sea housings for me! YS 250 strobes @ 1/8 power F14, 1/125 ISO 200

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 12 Mar 2012
Rey Caligdong

Ron Silver Mushroom Coral Pipefish, Siokunichthys nigrolineatus

Stuart Pearce Great shot :)

Ernst Andres Superbe :-)

Rey Caligdong Thank you!

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 04 Oct 2013
Mike Bartick ID needed on this Pipefish...Found hiding in the same soft coral that it mimics..it isnt Siokunichthys nigrolineatus, but is certainly signathedae...anyone?

Carl-Johan Nilsson S herrei? http://www.uwphotographyguide.com/diving-arenui-komodo

Carl-Johan Nilsson Not sure if they id it right, very few pics of any of the S Genus online.

Carl-Johan Nilsson Another Xenia Pipefish, scroll down in article. http://fishid.com/marinelifeblog/october-in-indonesia/

Kati Burg What a great find! Where did you see you it? Yes, it looks like Syngnathidae. Could be Siokunichthys herrei (http://fishbase.sinica.edu.tw/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?id=7190&lang=english). Not sure though.

Carl-Johan Nilsson Better upload pics to Worms and Fishbase Mike Bartick

Wm.Allen Oikle

Ron Silver Mushroom Coral Pipefish, Siokunichthys nigrolineatus

Seungchul Yang Hi Ron, I think that this coral is not a mushroom. This pipefish is found more frequently at mushroom coral?

Ron Silver Appears to be Mushroom coral, Heliofungia actiniformis. The brown spots are Acoel flatworms, Waminoa sp.1.

Seungchul Yang Thanks so much! I thought that ladder is mushroom coral because I have a reef tank and we frequently say this coral is long tip plate coral. We are amateur, I will study more.

Ron Silver Common names are next to meaningless, but long tip plate coral is the same coral, Heliofungia actiniformis. :-D

Seungchul Yang I'm happy now ^^!

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 09 Oct 2013
Rivo Malonda anemone eel.......wkatobi south eastern sulawesi, indonesia canon powershot G 10 f 8 1/160 sec iso 80 double strobe sea & sea 110 @ wet lens F.I.T 40 x

Kay Burn Lim wow! That is a spectacular shot! Not easy to shoot these guys!

Ken Thongpila Great shot... Never see this guy before... at wkatobi eh... Sound like great place for macro dive too.

David Salmanowitz Not actually an eel or an anemone. It is in the pipefish family, Siokunichthys nigrolineatus and it always seems to be found in a coral named Heliofungia actiniformis. Yes, always a challenge to get these guys as the polyps sway back and forth hiding the body and they are swimming around. Congratulations are in order. :-)

Stewart Sy Great shot, I've seen these guys before but didn't have the close up hardware setup on the camera.

Chuck Dreyfus I've always called them mushroom coral pipefish.

David Salmanowitz Chuck--ok, makes sense as I think common name of the coral is mushroom coral--I just learned it as a heliofungia first and that is what has always stuck in my memory.

Chris Spence I have some shots of this pipefish but not half as good as this! As David said they are extremely hard to photo as they move very fast!

Rivo Malonda Kay Burn Lim....thanks i took this pi ...when competition i think we are participant there.......Ken Thongpila........thanks, yes right thats a good place for macro and wide angel.......thereare many seafan sel in the part of colour.........David Salmanowitz and Chuck Dreyfus....thanks for helping me to told about the name of this papi fish..........Stewart Sy.........thanks and lets come and dont forget to bring your macro hardware i will be your guide hehehehe..........Chris Spence.....thanks and i thinks this only about lucky shoot........and for all the thumb up....i thanks to you all .......

Uwe Schmolke many compliments Rivo. I've tried to capture this eel myself and know what that is about (-:

Jörg Menge Great shot very nice !!

Kay Burn Lim Rivo, heheh... I remember it. I gave up on this guy after 10 minutes as I had nothing yet in my portfolio for the comp.... and I remember Edo vomited after spending the whole dive on this guy with two diopters! :D

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 06 Oct 2011
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Actinopterygii (Class)
            Syngnathiformes (Order)
              Syngnathidae (Family)
                Syngnathinae (Subfamily)
                  Siokunichthys (Genus)
                    Siokunichthys nigrolineatus (Species)
Associated Species