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12 gorgeous animals of the coral reef

By: Anna Norris on June 7, 2013, 12:15 p.m.
Banded pipefish

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Banded pipefish

Banded pipefish switch roles when it comes to parenting: the male gives birth after transferring the females eggs into his pouch. Their long, thin bodies allow them to hide within the reeds and reefs.