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Hippocampus

Photos and informations species hippocampus in the world from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Europe, Indonesia.


Abdominalis
© Seahorse.org photo Hippocampus abdominalis- size : 35 cm<br>from South west Pacific, New Zeeland, Australia<br>(temperate-water)
Alatus
© Starfisch.ch<br>photo Hippocampus alatus - size : 12 cm<br>from West Pacific, North Australia, New Guinea<br>(tropical-water)
Algiricus
© P.Wirtz<br>photo Hippocampus algiricus - size : 19 cm<br>from East Atlantic, Senegal and Angola<br>(tropical-water)
Angustus
© © WA Museum<br>photo Hippocampus angustus - size : 10 cm<br>from West Australia<br> (subtropical-water)
Arnei
© © R. Kuiter<br>photo Hippocampus arnei - size : 10 cm<br>from South Indonesia<br>(tropical-water)
Barbouri
© Ocean reader<br>photo Hippocampus barbouri - size : 15 cm<br>from Philippines, North Indonesia<br>sometimes Japan<br> (tropical-water)
Bargibanti
© Animalsandearth.com<br>photo Hippocampus bargibanti - size 2,5 cm<br>from West Pacific, Australia, South Japan, Indonesia<br>(tropical-water)<br>*It needs gorgonian Muricella
Biocellatus
© Author unknown<br>photo Hippocampus biocellatus<br>size : 11 cm from East Indian Ocean<br>West Australia (subtropical-water)

Bleekeri
© Nautrephoto.online.com<br>photo Hippocampus bleekeri - size : 10 cm<br>from South Australia,Tasmania, North New Zeeland<br>(temperate-water)
Borboniensis
© Author unknown<br>photo Hippocampus borboniensis - size : 14 cm<br>from West Idian Océan, Maurices Islands<br>Reunion, East Coasts South Africa<br>(tropical-water)
Breviceps
© OeanRealmImages.com<br>photo Hippocampus breviceps - size : 15 cm<br>from South Coasts Australia, St-Vicent Gulf<br>(temperate-water)
Camelopardalis
© Author unknown<br>photo Hippocampus camelopardalis - size : 10 cm<br>from East Coasts North Africa<br>(tropical-water)
Capensis
© Author unknown<br>photo Hippocampus capensis - size : 12 cm<br>from South Coasts South Africa<br>(subtropical-water)
Colemani
© OceanRealmImages.com<br>photo Hippocampus colemani - size : 2,3 cm<br>from South west Pacific, Lord Howe Island, Vietnam<br>(subtropical-water)*It needs gorgonian
Comes
© Reeflex.net<br>photo Hippocampus comes - size : 19 cm<br>from Malaysia, China Sea, Philippines<br>Singapore<br> (tropical-water)
Coronatus
© Cosmos.ne.jp<br>photo Hippocampus coronatus - size : 11 cm<br>from Japan, Nord west Pacific<br>(tropical-water)

Dahli
© R. Kuiter<br>photo Hippocampus dahli - size : 10 cm<br>from Queensland Coasts to Darwin<br>(tropical-water)
Deanei
© R. Kuiter<br>photo Hippocampus deanei - size : 10 cm<br>from Tropical Coasts South Africa<br>(tropical-water)
Denise
© Roberto Sozzani<br>photo Hippocampus denise - size : 2,2 cm<br>from Warm tropical waters, West Pacific<br>(tropical-water)*It needs gorgonian
Elongatus
© Author unknown<br>photo Hippocampus elongatus - size : 20 cm<br>from West Australia<br>(subtropical-water)
Erectus
© Author unknown<br>photo Hippocampus erectus - size : 18 cm<br>from West Atlantic, East Coasts USA, Mexico Gulf<br>Florida (subtropical-water)
Fisheri
© Morphbank.net<br>photo Hippocampus fisheri<br>size : 8 cm<br>from West Pacific<br>Hawaii, Lord Howe Island<br>New Caledonia (tropical-water)
Fuscus
© Topreefs.com<br>photo Hippocampus fuscus - size : 14 cm<br>from Read sea, Arab sea<br>(tropical-water)
Grandiceps
© R. Kuiter<br>photo Hippocampus<br>grandiceps size : 10 cm<br>from Central West Pacific<br>Gulf of Carpentia<br>Australia (tropical-water)

Guttulatus
© Marline.ac.uk<br>photo Hippocampus guttulatus - size : 16 cm<br>from Mediterranean, Dark sea, East Atlantic<br>(temperate-water)
Hendriki
© R Kuiter<br>photo Hippocampus hendriki<br>size :  10 cm from Central<br>west Pacific, Queensland<br>Australia<br>(tropical-water)
Hippocampus
© Marline.ac.uk<br>photo Hippocampus hippocampus - size : 15 cm<br>from Mediterranean, Dark sea, East Atlantic<br> (subtropical-water)
Histrix
© Vibrantsea.net<br>photo Hippocampus histrix - size : 17 cm<br>from West Pacific, Japan to Indonesia<br>North Australia (tropical-water)
Ingens
© Oceanoasis.org<br>photo Hippocampus ingens<br>size : 35 cm<br>from West Pacific, California to<br>Perou<br>(subtropical-water)
Japonicus
© Author unknown<br>photo Hippocampus japonicus<br>size : 12 cm<br>from South sea<br>of Japan<br>(tropical-water)
Jayakari
© Zsl.org<br>photo Hippocampus jayakari - size : 15 cm<br>from Red sea, Arab sea<br>(tropical-water)
Jugumus
© R. Kuiter<br>photo Hippocampus<br>jumugus - size : 4 cm<br>from South<br>West Pacific<br>Lord Howe Island<br>(subtropical-water)
Kampylotrachelos
© R. Kuiter<br>photo Hippocampus kampylotrachelos - size : 22 cm<br>from Islands South Indonesia, Sumatra to West Bali<br>(tropical-water)
Kelloggi
© Author unknown<br>photo Hippocampus kelloggi - size : 25 cm<br>from South Japan, China sea possible<br>(deep-water)
Kuda
© Reefkeeping.com<br>photo Hippocampus kuda - size : 30 cm<br>from Singapore to Java, Japan Islands possible<br>(tropical-water)

Lichtensteinii
© R. Kuiter<br>photo Hippocampus lichtensteinii size : 5 cm<br>from Japan
Minotaur
© R. Kuiter<br>photo Hippocampus minotaur<br>size : 5 cm from South Australia<br>(deep-water)
Mohnikei
© Popimages.com<br>photo Hippocampus mohnikei - size : 16 cm<br>from Japan, China sea, Philippines<br>(tropical-water)
Moluccensis
© R. Kuiter<br>photo Hippocampus moluccensis - size : 16 m<br>from Indonesia (tropical-water)
Montebelloensis
© R. Kuiter<br>photo Hippocampus<br>montebelloensis size  8 cm<br>from East Indian Ocean<br>Monte Bello Island, Exmouth<br>Gulf West Australia (tropical-water)
Multispinus
© R. Kuiter<br>photo Hippocampus<br>multispinus<br>size : 14 cm<br>from West Central Pacific<br>North Australia<br>South New Guinea<br>(tropical-water)
Planifrons
© R. Kuiter<br>photo Hippocampus<br>planifrons - size :  12 cm<br>from West Australia<br>(subtropical-water)
Polytaenia
© Author unknown<br>photo Hippocampus<br>polytaenia - size : 9 cm<br>from Indonesia<br>(tropical-water)
Procerus
© Martinfrost.ws<br>photo Hippocampus<br>procerus - size : 11 cm<br>from west Central Pacific<br>Queensland, Australia<br>(tropical-water)
Queenslandicus
© Ru.ac.ca<br>photo Hippocampus queenslandicus<br>size : 12 cm<br>from West Central Pacific<br>Queensland, Australia<br>(tropical-water)

Ramulosus
© Recif.fr<br>photo Hippocampus ramulosus - size : 8 cm<br>from Mediterranean, Noth sea, Netherlands<br>(subtropical-water)
Reidi
© Wilpekedia.org<br>photo Hippocampus reidi<br>size :  15 cm<br>from West Atlantic, Florida , Brazil<br>(tropical and subtropical-water)
Semispinosus
© Goodf-time-webshots.com<br>photo Hippocampus semispinosus - size : 18 cm<br>from West Central Pacific, Indonesia<br>(tropical-water)
Sindonis
© R. Kuiter<br>photo Hippocampus sindonis - size : 8 cm<br>from South east Japan<br>(subtropical-water)
Spinosissimus
© Author unknown<br>photo Hippocampus spinosissimus - size : 15 cm<br>from South Indoniesia, North Australia<br>(subtropical-water)
Suberlongatus
©  Filman.ifm-goemar.de<br>photo Hippocampus subelongatus  - size : 20 cm<br>from West Australia<br>(tropical-water)
Suezensis
© R. Kuiter<br>photo Hippocampus suezensis<br>- size : 22 cm<br>from Red sea, Arab sea possible<br>(tropical-water)
Taeniopterus
© R. Kuiter<br>photo Hippocampus taeniopterus<br>size : 22 cm from Indonesia, North east Australia<br>(tropical-water)
Takakurai
© R. Kuiter<br>photo Hippocampus takakurai<br>size :  16 cm from Japan, China sea<br>(tropical-water)

Trimaculatus
© Hippocando.over-blog.com<br>photo Hippocampus trimaculatus<br>size : 16 cm<br>from Indian sea, China sea<br>(tropical-water)
Tristis
© Scuba-equipment.usa.com<br>photo Hippocampus tristis<br>size : 23 cm from<br>Lord Howe Island, South<br>Queensland, Australia<br>(tropical-water)
Tuberculatus
© R. Kuiter<br>photo Hippocampus tuberculatus<br>size : 5 cm from West Australia<br>(subtropical-water)
Villosus
© R. Kuiter<br>photo Hippocampus villosus - size : 14 cm<br> from Brazil (subtropical-water)
Whitei
© Geocities.com<br>photo Hippocampus whitei - size : 13 cm<br>from South west Pacific, Solomon Islands, Australia<br>(subtropical-water)
Zebra
© Starfisch.ch<br>photo Hippocampus zebra<br>size : 9 cm<br>from Queensland, New Guinea<br>(tropical-water)
Zosterae
© Aquaportail.com<br>photo Hippocampus zosterae<br>size : 3 cm<br>from Florida, West Atlantic, Bahamas<br>Bermuda, Gulf of Mexico<br>(subtropical-water)
Debelius
© R. Kuiter<br>photo Hippocampus debelius<br>size : 3,5 cm<br>from Red Sea




Same family spacer Cousins of the great family of the syngnathidae (190 species)

Sea dragon
© Users compaqnet.be<br>photo Sea dragonr<br>P. Eques - size : 25-30 cm<br>from South Australia
Sea dragon
© Author unknown<br>photo Sea dragon<br>P. Taeniolatus<br>size : 35-45 cm from Australia, Tasmania
Ringed pipefish
© Author unknown<br>photo Ringed pipefish - size : 15 cm<br>from West Pacific, Indonesia
Pipefish
© Author unknown<br>photo Pipefish - size : various<br>from various areas
S. paradoxus
© R. Kuiter<br>photo S.paradoxus - size : 11 cm<br>from West and Central Pacific, Red Sea



The freshwater seahorses do not exist, but only the kind pipefishes (photo and info here)


*I thank the authors of the photos for allowing me to join together all the seahorses species on this page.


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