Macro : Ghost pipefish カミソリウオ

One of the camouflage master in the ocean

Kamisori-uo in Japanese

Ghost pipefish (Solenostomus cyanopterus Bleeker, 1854).  This species is found in weedy areas. So that body shape is like a leaf, it is difficult to find out this fish. Fortunately, this guy was floating around rocks in shallow water. So, I could shoot him easily. And then, as I left my eyes from him only one second, he has vanished out from my sight like a ghost. But he was in front of me. His body was too thin like a paper to see in front of the colorful rocks. Location: Osezaki, Izu, Japan. -9m