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|Date observed||Species guess||Current ID|
|2017-05-18||Shorthead Seahorse||Hippocampus breviceps|
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|Community supported ID||Yes|
|Photos or sounds||Yes|
Comments and identifications
Hi, My heart was full of joy, as always, when I came across the Middle Brighton Beach Shorthead Seahorse. I took some photos bid her goodbye, went home to download my photos. My heart sank when I saw what was lurking in the background under a rock in this photo. Under a rock watching the Seahorse is a very big crab, I didn't see at the time, which apparently is the mortal enemy of the Seahorse, hopefully the Seahorse is OK. I haven't been back to check. Will keep you posted.
Posted by ken_flan 5 months ago
Hi @ken_flan, let's hope you see the fish again next time you are in the water. Maybe it's the angle of the photo but the fish looks very stocky. I initially thought it might be a pipehorse rather than a seahorse but you are probably right and it is H. breviceps.
Posted by markmcg 5 months ago