Schultz's Pipefish (species: Corythoichthys schultzi) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Corythoichthys schultzi
Schultz's Pipefish

©Anne Hoggett: Corythoichthys schultzi SW of Lizard Island.

©Lyle Vail: Corythoichthys schultzi at Pidgin Point, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Corythoichthys schultzi at North Point, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Gasterosteiformes
Family Syngnathidae
Genus Corythoichthys
Species Corythoichthys schultzi



Distinguishing features

Pale with orange/brown longitudinal stripes broken up into dashes or spots with narrow paler transverse bars. Snout quite long with spaced dark spots along the sides. Tail of some Lizard Island specimens pink with white outline.


  • Up to 17 cm (Length according to Kuiter (2000))

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


The photos here agree well with the GBR specimen illustrated by Kuiter (2000).

by Anne Hoggett


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: This seems to be the most abundant pipefish at Lizard Island.

Web resources


  • Kuiter, R.H. (2000). Seahorses, pipefishes and their relatives: a comprehensive guide to the Syngnathiformes TMC Publishing, Chorleywood, UK. LIRS catalog number 90163.