Pygmy Seahorse

The pygmy seahorses comprise several species of tiny seahorse in the syngnathid family or Syngnathidae (seahorses and pipefish). They are found in Southeast Asia around the Coral Triangle. They are some of the smallest seahorse species in the world, typically measuring less than 2 centimetres (0.79 in) in height. The pygmy seahorse is both tiny and well camouflaged. It is very difficult to spot amongst the sea grasses, soft corals, or gorgonians (sea fans) that it inhabits. Other distinctive pygmy seahorse characteristics include a fleshy head and body, a very short snout, and a long, prehensile tail. With their short snouts, they have the appearance of baby animals. All pygmy seahorses eat small crustaceans.
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  • Taken on 2012-08-24 15:44:30
  • Camera model: Canon PowerShot G10
  • Focal Length: 12.074 mm
  • Aperture: f 5.6
  • Exposure Time: 1/160 sec
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