Pygmy seahorse

This species is known to occur only on gorgonian corals of the genus Muricella, and has evolved to resemble its host.

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The Pygmy seahorse lives in the reef-associated, non-migratory, marine, depth range 16 - 40 m environment.

As its name implies, the Pygmy Seahorse is a tiny fish. It lives on gorgonians (sea fans) of the genus Muricella. More

Denise's pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus denise) is a species of fish in the Syngnathidae family. They can be found off southern Japan, Indonesia, northern Australia and New Caledonia. Its natural habitat is coral reefs. More

The pygmy seahorse, Hippocampus bargibanti, is a seahorse of the family Syngnathidae in the western central Pacific. It is tiny, no larger than about 2.4 cm. More

The Pygmy Seahorse or Hippocampus bargibanti is one of the smallest of the over 40 different species of Seahorses. This tiny creature will only grow to about 2-1/2cm in length over its lifetime and is only found on Gorgonian corals. More

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Pygmy Seahorses are still part of the genus Hippocampus which all seahorses belong. However, they are distinctively different than their larger cousins. Pygmy Seahorses rarely grow over 1 inch in size. More

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The pygmy seahorse is undoubtedly one of the most well camouflaged species in the oceans, being extremely difficult to spot amongst the gorgonian coral it inhabits. More

The pygmy seahorse is a recently discovered relative of the common sea horse and one of the divers most sought after finds. A lot of deco time and a magnifying glass will help in the search for these cryptic critters. More

Pygmy Seahorse habitat underwater photograph by Neville Coleman The habitat for Coleman’s Pygmy Sea Horse Hippocampus colemani is in 3 metres of water amongst sea grass meadows directly in line of where the high tide swells break over the reef and swirl into the More

Pygmy seahorses, if you can see them, must be some of the cutest reef critters and are often at the top of wish lists for divers in the Asia-Pacific region. Bargibant’s pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti) was the first species to be named back in 1970. More

In 2008, three new pygmy seahorses were named, adding to 37 species of seahorses wordlwide. Most seahorse species live in mangroves, seagrass beds and coral reef. More

Several new species of pygmy seahorses have just been scientifically named and described with two of them commonly seen at Wakatobi! This brings the total number of pygmy seahorse species you might see on one trip to four. More

Curious and dainty creatures of the sea, the pygmy seahorse has drawn interest of marine biologists and divers alike. CHOO CHEE KUANG goes underwater and brings the plight of the pygmy seahorse to surface. Written by Choo Chee Kuang on 25 Jun 2009 with 0 comments. More

Pygmy Seahorse kingdom: Raja Ampat waters aboard PinditoAdded to Quicklist3:31Pygmy Seahorse kingdom: Raja Ampat waters aboar... More

Pygmy seahorses socialize with one another at certain times of the day and I happened to be there at the right time. I was alone shooting this video but had been to the same site twice earlier that day. More

Common names

Bargibant's seahorse in English
Bargibant’s seahorse in English
Bargibant’s seahorse in English
Gorgonian seahorse in English
Hippocampus bargibanti in Catalan (Català)
Pygmæsøhest in Danish (dansk)
Pygmésjøhest in Norwegian (Norsk)
Pygmy seahorse in English
Zwerg-Seepferdchen in German (Deutsch)
巴氏海馬 in Mandarin Chinese
巴氏海馬 in Unknown
巴氏海马 in Mandarin Chinese
巴氏海马 in Unknown

Order : Syngnathiformes
Family : Syngnathidae
Genus : Hippocampus
Species : Hippocampus bargibanti
Authority : Whitley 1970