Tigertail Seahorse (Hippocampus comes) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving
Tigertail Seahorse (Hippocampus comes) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Tigertail Seahorse

The Tigertail Seahorse is among the most-ommonly-seen seahorses in the Andaman Sea and the Coral Triangle. Like all seahorse species, the male gives birth to hundreds of live young after a gestation period of 2-3 weeks. They are classified as a nocturnal bony fish in the order of Syngnathiformes, family Syngnathidae.

Tigertail Seahorse (Hippocampus comes) fishing at night on the sandy seabed.
Tigertail Seahorse (Hippocampus comes) rarely seen away from its coral or fan, on which it wraps its tail.
Credit: Alexander Kiermayer
Tigertail Seahorse Hippocampus comes
Scientific Rank
Chordata (Chordates)
Order: Syngnathiformes (Seahorses & Pipefish)
Family: Syngnathidae (Syngnathidae)
Genus: Hippocampus (Hippocampus)
Species: Hippocampus comes
Average Size: 15 centimetres

No Troubles Just Bubbles' divers who recently saw Tigertail Seahorse

Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: The Junk
Trip destinations: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck
When: Nov 2022

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