Pygmy Seahorse – Hippocampus Bargibanti

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Pygmy Seahorse – Hippocampus Bargibanti

Hippocampus bargibanti, also known as Bargibant’s seahorse or the pygmy seahorse, is a seahorse of the family Syngnathidae found in the western central Pacific Ocean. It is tiny, usually less than 2 centimetres (0.79 in) in size and lives exclusively on fan corals.[2] There are two known color variations: grey with red tubercles, and yellow with orange tubercles. It is unknown whether these color varieties are linked to specific host gorgonians.[3] Because of its camouflage, the species wasn’t discovered until its host gorgonian was being examined in a laboratory.[4] Scientists believe other, similar, species remain to be found.[2]