Hippocampus pontohi

The Hippocampus pontohi lives in the benthopelagic, marine, depth range 11 - 25 m environment.

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hippocampus-pontohiThe Hippocampus Pontohi has been classified as a new spieces of seahorse after being discovered in 2003 by Hence Pontoh, dive guide in the Bunaken Marine Park. More

Hippocampus pontohi has been classified (published in December 2008) as a new species in the seahorse family (Syngnathidae) after being discovered in 2003 by Hence Pontoh, a dive guide in the Bunaken Marine Park, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, where I took the below images on More

name of Hippocampus pontohi, from the name of the diving guide who discovered it, Hence Pontoh. (See the full article below) Very small, less than 1 cm high, they are unusually active for seahorses. More

jasdivr Hippocampus pontohi is one of several pygmy seahorses that is not specific host dependent, so it doesn't need a sea fan for a host and hence wont need to be the same colour as a sea fan. More

Order : Syngnathiformes
Family : Syngnathidae
Genus : Hippocampus
Species : Hippocampus pontohi
Authority : Lourie & Kuiter, 2008