Pygmy Seahorse


Common Name:
Pygmy Seahorse
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Species:
Hippocampus bargibanti
Average Size:
2 centimetres
Description:

The Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti) is also known as Bargibant's Seahorse. As its name suggests, it's a much smaller species of seahorse, which is a bony fish. They grow no larger than 2cm in length and are incredibly hard to find in their Gorgonian Seafan hosts. Each seahore's body colours match that of their seafan host, including the texture of their tubicles matches the seafan's branches. There have been more sub-species being found recently, mostly in Indonesia, The Philippines and Japan.

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