Thorny / Spiny Seahorse (Hippocampus histrix) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Thorny / Spiny Seahorse

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. 

Thorny or Spiny Seahorse (Hippocampus histrix) at Richelieu Rock
Thorny or Spiny Seahorse (Hippocampus histrix) in Thailand
Credit: Helen Holmgren
Thorny or Spiny Seahorse (Hippocampus histrix) in Thailand
Thorny or Spiny Seahorse (Hippocampus histrix) at Richelieu Rock
Credit: Helen Holmgren
Thorny / Spiny Seahorse Hippocampus histrix
Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes (Seahorses & Pipefish)
Family: Syngnathidae (Syngnathidae)
Genus: Hippocampus (Hippocampus)
Species: Hippocampus histrix
Size
Average Size: 15 centimetres

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