Solenostomus paradoxus Pallas 1770
ornate ghostpipefish, harlequin ghostpipefish

family Solenostomidae

The Ornate ghostpipefish, Solenostemus paradoxus, has a colour range from black to semi transparent with red yellow and white markings. The colour varies with habitat, white ones are found in white environments, black ones are found among black feather stars. The one at the top left is a juvenile.

Distribution =   Indo-west Pacific
Max size =   10cms