Thorny / Spiny Seahorse


Common Name:
Thorny / Spiny Seahorse
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Species:
Hippocampus histrix
Average Size:
15 centimetres
Description:

Thorny or Spiny Seahorse (Hippocampus histrix) is a small bony fish of the Syngnathidae family that lives in the Indo-Pacific region and is classed as endangered/vulnerable. The snout is longer than most other seahorse species, and its colouration depends on its geographical location and environmental surroundings. 

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