Hippocampus mohnikei (Japanese Seahorse)

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H. mohnikeiUser: projectsabroadkohsdachDate: 2016-12-09Location: 10.8, 103.06
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H. mohnikeiUser: projectsabroadkohsdachDate: 2016-12-09Location: 10.84, 103.09
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H. mohnikeiUser: bigbellyDate: 2016-09-26Location: 39.9, 119.41View >>
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Summary

The Japanese seahorse (in Japanese, kitano-umi-uma and sangotatsu) or lemur-tail seahorse (Hippocampus mohnikei) is a species of fish in the Syngnathidae family. The Japanese seahorse reaches a maximum length of 8.0 cm, is usually dark brown and has a relatively long tail, a ridgelike coronet and flattened spines. Many seahorse species look similar, so in addition to any distinguishing features, individual specimens are identified using a series of specific measurements and counts of anatomical features such as...
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