Hippocampus

by Monika July. 09, 2007 3807 views

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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Arun Dasgupta 8 years, 5 months ago

Absolutely stunning shot. Thanks for the details too. :-).

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Aimeric 9 years, 10 months ago

rare little matey ... beaut
thanks for sharing

9 years, 10 months ago Edited
Tim 9 years, 10 months ago

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

9 years, 10 months ago Edited
Storytaylor 9 years, 10 months ago

fantastic shots.this specie is difficult to catch.wonderful work longimanus.

9 years, 10 months ago Edited
Timea Nogradi 9 years, 10 months ago

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?

9 years, 10 months ago Edited
Ali Reza 9 years, 10 months ago

Wow.........
Nice shots...........
I love the 1st one.........
And thanks for the Info.

9 years, 10 months ago Edited
David Swatton 9 years, 10 months ago

Absolutely stunning images - you are so lucky to have seen this.

9 years, 10 months ago Edited
Nykko Santos 9 years, 10 months ago

good

9 years, 10 months ago Edited
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