Hippocampus kuda (Common Seahorse)

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H. kudaUser: projectsabroadkohsdachDate: 2017-06-16Location: 10.83, 103.17View >>
H. kudaUser: projectsabroadkohsdachDate: 2017-06-09Location: 10.99, 103.16View >>
H. kudaUser: projectsabroadkohsdachDate: 2017-05-26Location: 10.82, 103.04
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Summary

Hippocampus kuda, also known as the common seahorse, estuary seahorse, or yellow seahorse is a member of the family Syngnathidae (seahorses and pipefishes) of the order Syngnathiformes. The common sea horse is a small, equine-like fish, with extraordinary breeding methods.Greeks and Romans believed the seahorse was an attribute of the sea god Poseidon/Neptune, and the seahorse was considered a symbol of strength and power. Europeans believed that the seahorse carried the souls of deceased sailors to...
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