Hippocampus histrix (Spiny Seahorse)

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H. histrixUser: ollieclarke17Date: 2017-09-14Location: -8.54, 125.55
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H. histrixUser: abwonderdiveDate: 2017-07-09Location: 13.42, 120.8
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H. histrixUser: mafia-island-divingDate: 2016-12-24Location: -7.99, 39.8
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Summary

The spiny seahorse (Hippocampus histrix), also referred to as the thorny seahorse, is a seahorse in the family Syngnathidae (seahorses and pipefishes) of the order Syngnathiformes. H. histrix is found in seagrass beds as well as weedy or spongy reefs in the Indo-Pacific and has one of the largest species ranges of any seahorse. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 17 cm in length.
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