Phoxocampus diacanthusis commonly referred to as Spined pipefish, Obscure pipefish , Pale-blotched pipefish, Spined pipefish. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Very special thanks for the photos to Scott & Jeannette Johnson, Marshall Islands.
Phoxocampus diacanthus is fa rare pipefish that is found rarely under rocks and rubble in the shallow portion of seaward reef channels.
Phoxocampus diacanthus appears to be variable in color, some photos show black pipefishs.
The pipefish inhabits rocky and coral reefs to depths of 40 metres.