Shorthead seahorse

Posted by sascha_schulz on 12/24/2018

Observation details

When did you see it? Species guess Current ID
2018-12-24 Shorthead Seahorse Shorthead seahorse
Hippocampus breviceps


sascha_schulz commented
@rfoster this was about 4 times the size of the H breviceps in the other observation I posted today, is this an adult? Or much older juvi?
sascha_schulz commented
Thank you Sir! @rfoster
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@sascha_schulz looks to be an 'almost' adult just about to settle on the benthos & start breeding. Interesting that it already has the characteristically short snout of an adult. The 'oversize' rafting juvs in SA have long snouts so i assumed the change came after settlement.
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