Hippocampus bargibanti (Pygmy Seahorse)

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H. bargibantiUser: kmackayDate: 2017-09-21Location: -0.51, 130.43View >>
H. bargibantiUser: kmackayDate: 2017-09-21Location: -0.56, 130.46View >>
H. bargibantiUser: andrewtrevor-jonesDate: 2017-08-22Location: -14.7, 145.73
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Summary

Hippocampus bargibanti, also known as Bargibanti's seahorse or the pygmy seahorse, is a seahorse of the family Syngnathidae found in the western central Pacific Ocean. It is tiny, usually less than 2 centimetres (0.79 in) in size and lives exclusively on fan corals. There are two known color variations: grey with red tubercles, and yellow with orange tubercles. It is unknown whether these color varieties are linked to specific host gorgonians. Because of its camouflage, the species...
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