Hippocampus satomiae

This member of the Syngnathidae family is found at the Derawan Islands off Kalimantan.

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The Hippocampus satomiae lives in the benthopelagic, marine, depth range 5 - 20 m environment.

Puny pony Satomi's Pygmy Seahorse, or Hippocampus satomiae, is the smallest known seahorse. It is 0.54 inches long, with a height of 0.45 inches. It is found off the island of Borneo. More

Hippocampus satomiae was selected as one of "The Top 10 New Species" described in 2008 by The International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and an international committee of taxonomists. More

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– a tiny sea horse – Hippocampus satomiae – with a standard length of 0.54 inches and an approximate height of 0.45 inches. This pygmy species was found near Derawan Island off Kalimantan, Indonesia by divers. More

A tiny seahorse – Hippocampus satomiae - in an undated photo. A pea-sized seahorse, a "ghost" slug and the world's smallest snake measuring just 104 mm (4.1 inches) were among the top 10 new species discovered in 2008. More

Hippocampus satomiae congregates at night in groups of 3–5 individuals on small seafans, at depths of 15–20 m depth on the bottom below reef overhangs. During the day H. satomiae are difficult to find, even in areas where they are known to occur. More

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