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The Blue Line, Rippled Triggerfish ("Yellow-Spotted Triggerfish" to science), Pseudobalistes fuscus (Bloch & Schneider 1801). Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, east African coast to South Africa. To twenty two inches in length; this one about four. Mauritius 2016

Trachyrhamphus bioarctatus Double-ended or Bent stick Pipefish. To 40 cm. Multiple colors, but often dark brown and black mottled. Tiny caudal. Zooplankton feeder. Indo-W. Pacific, Red Sea, E. Africa. Here in Mauritius in 2016
Solenostomus cyanopterus Bleeker 1854, the Robust or Longfin Ghost Pipefish. Indo-Pacific; Red Sea, East Africa to Fiji, Australia. To six inches in length. Color variable. Most are brown, but may be black, green, matching seaweed, seagrass for camouflage. Females larger as they brood eggs in this family.  Here in Mauritius in 2016
Genus Sinularia: Thin flattened sheets to knobby fingers, to almost flaccid tree-like branchings... Sinularia spp. Many not identified to species members of this genus exist and are casually retailed as such.  Here in Mauritius in 2016
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