Hippocampus histrix (Spiny Seahorse)

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H. histrixUser: nudisusieDate: 2016-11-25Location: -3.69, 128.11View >>
H. histrixUser: nudisusieDate: 2016-11-25Location: -1, 130.61View >>
H. histrixUser: jefdriesenDate: 2016-10-15Location: 1.5, 125.33
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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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