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Pygmee sea horse

Scientific name: Hippocampus bargibanti

Size: Up to 1 inche maximum

Color: Tint varies according to the support

Distinguishing feature: Very small, his body is filled with multiple bulbous growths

Where did we see it: Bali and Gili, Raja Ampat

Pygmee sea horse of Raja Ampat

Pygmee sea horse

Scientific name: Hippocampus bargibanti

Size: Up to 1 inche maximum

Color: Tint varies according to the support

Distinguishing feature: Very small, his body is filled with multiple bulbous growths

Where did we see it: Bali and Gili, Raja Ampat

In detail

This seahorse is mostly visible in Asia. Very small, it can be hard to find.

However, if you know which gorgonians to look for (muricella plectana and muricella paraplectana) and that you take your time to find it, this shouldn't be a problem!

This hippocampus is carnivorous and feeds on small crustaceans.

It is also ovoviparous and they are the males that incubate the eggs, not the females.

Our pictures of pygmee sea horse

The different species of Pipefish we have seen

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