• Location: Romblon Island

  • Depth: medium depth / deeper water

  • Cover Photo: Carl-Johan Nilsson

  • Scientific Name: Bulbonaricus brucei, Dawson, 1984

This very rare species belongs like other pipefish to the family Syngnathidae. Bruce’s pughead pipefish (Bulbonaricus brucei) are found in the Western Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean. Bruce’s pughead pipefish can be seen when diving in Romblon with our experienced spotters and does not grow bigger than 4.5 cm. It can be recognized by the white triangle of the head and a spotless body (in comparison to Bulbonaricus brauni).