Weedy pygmy seahorse

Posted by tantsusoo on 12/30/2018

Observation details

When did you see it? Species guess Current ID
2018-12-26 Weedy Pygmy Seahorse Weedy pygmy seahorse
Hippocampus pontohi


projectseahorse commented
What an amazing photo! I consulted with our Pygmy Seahorse expert and he believes this is H. pontohi. H. colemani is thought to be restricted to Lord Howe Island off the east coast of Australia. Reported sightings of H. colemani have occurred in eastern Papua New Guinea and Taiwan but have not been officially confirmed. More research is definitely needed to confirm the exact range of H. colemani and to determine if this species is in fact distinct from H. pontohi.
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