© jem barratt
they're in the same family as the seahorse, and are pretty cool, don't you think? they kind of look like seahorses that have been stretched out and straightened. and, much like their kin, they are awful swimmers. yep. fish that suck at swimming.
and there are so many genera of pipefish that there's almost one for every letter of the alphabet. (in fact, there are over 50, but lots of them start with s and p).