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Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti) Tanjung Lampy, Lembeh.<br />
My first decent picture of one of the prettiest seahorse species of the planet. I had seen them already in Cabilao, Philippines but back then my camera flooded and broke just at the moment of making a pic of them. So this was a pending on my list :-)<br />
Here a few extra facts of this tiny beauty:<br />
<a href="https://www.arkive.org/pygmy-seahorse/hippocampus-bargibanti/" rel="nofollow">https://www.arkive.org/pygmy-seahorse/hippocampus-bargibanti/</a> Geotagged,Hippocampus bargibanti,Indonesia,Pygmy seahorse,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti)

Tanjung Lampy, Lembeh.
My first decent picture of one of the prettiest seahorse species of the planet. I had seen them already in Cabilao, Philippines but back then my camera flooded and broke just at the moment of making a pic of them. So this was a pending on my list :-)
Here a few extra facts of this tiny beauty:
https://www.arkive.org/pygmy-seahorse/hippocampus-bargibanti/

    comments (7)

  1. These seahorses really amaze me! Posted one year ago
    1. They are 2 cm max, can you imagine? :-) Posted one year ago
      1. Incredible! Posted one year ago
  2. Exquisite! Breathtaking aquatic capture of this tiny little wonder. Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks for the appreaciation, Ruth! They are not easy to photograph because they are 2 cm or less and they quickly turn their back to you. I also do not want to make many pics because the flash may damage their eyes. So for this one I was very lucky :-) Posted one year ago
  3. Great pic! One of my favourite tiny seehorse specie Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks! Posted one year ago

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The pygmy seahorses comprise several species of tiny seahorse in the syngnathid family or Syngnathidae . Family Syngnathidae is part of order Syngnathiformes, which contains fishes with fused jaws that suck food into tubular mouths. They are found in Southeast Asia around the Coral Triangle. They are some of the smallest seahorse species in the world, typically measuring less than 2 centimetres in height.

The first species discovered lives exclusively on fan corals and matches their colour.. more

Similar species: Pipefishes And Seahorses
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Sep 22, 2018. Captured May 21, 2018 03:40 in Jl. Siswa, Papusungan, Madidir, Kota Bitung, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia.
  • TG-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 18mm