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Pygmy seahorse

Image Title: Pygmy seahorse
Genus species: Hippocampus bargibanti
Serial Number: 005206
Caption: Pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti) camouflaged on a soft coral. These seahorses have scaleless bodies and prehensile tails which they may use to hold on to their gorgonian home. The coloration and texture of this tiny seahorse has evolved to match the color and shape of its host coral. It inhabits the tropical coral reefs of the western Pacific Ocean and reaches no more than 2.4 centimeters in length
Key Words: Pygmy seahorse; Hippocampus bargibanti; camouflage; sea horse; small; marine life; Lembeh; Indonesia
Destination: Indonesia
Location: Lembeh Strait
Category: Underwater - Tropical Ocean
Subcategory: Fish
Original Format: Digital L -mp