Barbour's seahorse

Barbour's seahorse is a species of seahorse.

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The Barbour's seahorse lives in the reef-associated, non-migratory, marine, depth range 6 - 10 m environment.

Barbour's seahorse (Hippocampus barbouri) is a type of seahorse in the Syngnathidae family. It is found in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtidal aquatic beds. It is threatened by habitat loss. More

This male Barbour's seahorse has its tail curled in a tucked position for speed, as it moves horizontally. Since seahorses do not have caudal (tail) fins, they are slower than most other fish, and must rely on stealth for their survival. More

Common names

Barbour's seahorse in English
common seahorse in English
Hippocampus barbouri in Catalan (CatalĂ )
spiny seahorse in English
spotted seahorse in English
Zebra-snout seahorse in English

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Order : Syngnathiformes
Family : Syngnathidae
Genus : Hippocampus
Species : Hippocampus barbouri
Authority : Jordan & Richardson, 1908