Posted by dama on 10/18/2017
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Happy encounter! And also to find a pygmy pipefish in one of the photos 15hrs after the dive!! :)
Hi @bigbelly, I'm not Maverick enough to to comment on this, so I'll just add another photo in case it may help! cheers
Hi @bigbelly, that's really interesting. I'll just add a few more photos and let the experts do the talk. Thx for your insights!
Genetics and morphometrics indicate this species is H. kelloggi. I published a paper on the range extension of this species into NSW waters earlier this year: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jai.13414/abstract Also, for up to date seahorse taxonomy, the best reference is Lourie 2016. See: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27515600 If anyone would like a copy of the papers let me know and I'll send a pdf.