Posted by tonydiver on 5/15/2019
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@sascha_schulz I thought it may be H hystrix ... the H abdominalis doesn't seem to have the spikes around the eyes Also just going on my record ... I can't seem to be able to find any other seahorse ... so if I find a seahorse ... it's a H whitei
@sascha_schulz I showed this photo to Dave Harasti from NSW Fisheries at Port Stephens as I was uncertain what it was ... he thinks it's a juvenile H. whitei with coronet either bitten off or deformed.
This animal lacks the high coronet of H whitei. I'd say its a juvenile H abdominalis but hard to say at this size.