Hippocampus

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.

Soft coral sea horse

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    • # Timea Nogradi

      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?

      2007.07.09 Reply Cancel

    • # Tim

      Wow u were really lucky to find it,,thanks for showing!
      Beautiful shots!

      2007.07.09 Reply Cancel

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