Thorny / Spiny Seahorse

Thorny or Spiny Seahorse (Hippocampus histrix) at Richelieu Rock Thorny or Spiny Seahorse (Hippocampus histrix) at Richelieu Rock
Thorny or Spiny Seahorse (Hippocampus histrix) in Thailand

Credit: Helen Holmgren

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Thorny or Spiny Seahorse (Hippocampus histrix) at Richelieu Rock

Credit: Helen Holmgren

Thorny / Spiny Seahorse Hippocampus histrix
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. 

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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