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Hippocampus

2007.07.09
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Soft coral sea horse
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Hippocampus lichtensteinii
Although already scientifically described in 1856, the soft coral seahorse is the most mysterious seahorse species known from the Red Sea. It has only rarely been observed or photographed by divers or collected by scientist until today. It grows up to max. 2.5 cm (the one on the photos is approx. 1.5 cm!) lives in the Red Sea only at a depth of 20 m or deeper!
I was extremely lucky to find this one (holding on to soft corals by its tail) on a wreck in the harbour of Hurghada at a depth of 22 m.
9 Comments
Nykko good
Nykko · 2007-07-09: 09:43
davids Absolutely stunning images - you are so lucky to have seen this.
davids · 2007-07-09: 10:08
Rasadesign Wow.........
Nice shots...........
I love the 1st one.........
And thanks for the Info.
Rasadesign · 2007-07-09: 14:21
natasa7 hat brillant excellent en sem tudom mast mondani. a hippocampus az agy egy resze, eleg erdekes hogy errol neveztek el.
tudtad akkor hogy mit talaltal, vagy csak utolag neztel utana?
natasa7 · 2007-07-09: 17:19
storytaylor fantastic shots.this specie is difficult to catch.wonderful work longimanus.
storytaylor · 2007-07-09: 18:09
TIM927 Wow u were really lucky to find it,,thanks for showing!
Beautiful shots!
TIM927 · 2007-07-09: 18:11
aimeric rare little matey ... beaut
thanks for sharing
aimeric · 2007-07-11: 08:41
dgarun Absolutely stunning shot. Thanks for the details too. :-).
dgarun · 2008-12-17: 21:31
jogos online jogos online
jogos online · 2012-12-16: 10:45
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