Satomi's Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus satomiae)

Also known as Miniature Seahorse, Pygmy Seahorse

Description

Also known as Miniature Seahorse, Pygmy Seahorse.

Found singly in pairs or groups during the day hiding anchored with their tails to sea fans over coral reefs.
They feed on minute invertebrates which they suck whole into their mouths.
Length - 1.4cm
Depth - 5-20m
South East Asia - Indonesia

Their home is the Gorgonian Sea Fans
http://www.whatsthatfish.com/fish/gorgonian-sea-fans/1029

Pipefishes and Seahorses are unique in that the male gives birth! The female deposits their eggs after fertilisation into the males pouch to incubate the eggs for one month before giving birth.
They attach to anything they can get their tail around, even each other usually close to the bottom to blend in with their surroundings.
Seahorses are a threatened species because it is sought after for Chinese medicine.


Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/64802

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