Tigertail Seahorse

Tigertail Seahorse (Hippocampus comes) fishing at night on the sandy seabed. 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
Description

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.

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes (Seahorses & Pipefish)
Family: Syngnathidae (Syngnathidae)
Genus: Hippocampus (Hippocampus)
Species: Hippocampus comes
Size
Average Size: 15 centimetres

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