This strange-looking fish measures up to 35cm long and has an elongated body and a long and laterally flattened snout. It is brownish or greenish-brown with lighter marks or bands. It preys on small crustaceans, fish eggs and fry. It lives in Posidonia and zostera seagrass from the surface down to 20m and likes brackish water. It is found all over the Mediterranean including in the Black Sea, and also in the Atlantic from Norway to South Africa.
Scientific name: Syngnathus typhle
Spanish: Aguja mula
Italian: Pesce ago cavallino