National Geographic : 1954 Mar
© National Geographic Society T Filefish Derives Its Name from a Sandpaper Skin Drifting with the tides, Ceratacanthuscan often be captured by hand. Few would go to the trouble to catch it, however, for it has no value as food or game. Filefish skin has been used occasionally as an abrasive and match scratcher. 406 Kodachromes by Paul A. Zahl (natural size above and 4 diameters) + Pipefish Sucks Food Through Tiny Mouth and Tubular Snout A slender armored fish, Syngnathus is a sea horse that Nature forgot to turn into an S. Size of the mouth limits diet chiefly to tiny crustaceans. The male carries a pouch like a kangaroo's to receive and incubate the female's eggs and shelter the young.