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Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse

Hippocampus bargibanti

Description:

The Hippocampus bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse are small in size, adults are up to 2 cm in length but their true visible length is usually less than 1.5 cm as their tails are coiled up around the seaman branches. Hippocampus bargibanti are found exclusively on a certain type of Seaman and their colours will depends on the colours of their host seafans. They are mostly purple/pink in colour as in Pic #1. The other colour is usually yellow/orange as in Pic #2.

Habitat:

Exclusively found in Seafans.


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35 Comments (1–25)

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 3 months ago

Thanks, @triggsturner for your kind words and appreciation.

When new to looking for them, it's usually very difficult, so you will depends on the guides/spotter to show them to you. After you have seen them for a couple of times, you will know where and how to look for them :D, which is not too difficult as they tends to stay in the same host seaman for a long time, unless disturbed/harassed.

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 months ago

Fantastic Albert. How do you spot these tiny creatures! Well done and belated congrats.

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 4 months ago

Thanks, Daniel73 for your kind words and appreciation :)

Daniel73
Daniel73 4 months ago

Amazing! Will definitely be a follower :-)

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 4 months ago

Thank you, @Single D :)

Single D
Single D 4 months ago

Congratulations on your SOTW.

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 4 months ago

Thanks, @robert for your kind words and appreciation :)

robert emond
robert emond 4 months ago

Congrats Albert. Super adorable and fantastic shot.

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 4 months ago

Thanks, @Sukanya :)

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 4 months ago

Super spotting. Congratulations, Albert!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 4 months ago

Thanks, @Tukup for your kind words and appreciation :)

Tukup
Tukup 4 months ago

Congratulations Albert on a well-deserved SOTW. Great fotos.

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 4 months ago

Thanks, @Leana :)

Congrats Albert!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 4 months ago

Thanks, @Sergio :)

Gaia80
Gaia80 4 months ago

Thanks albert, I'll consider it :)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 4 months ago

Congratulations, Albert. An awesome spotting, as always.

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 4 months ago

Thanks, @Gaia80.
Most of the recent pictures are taken with Olympus TG5 compact camera.
If you are considering getting it, don't bother but go for the new model, TG6 which is recently launched, it is a much better camera with a few nicer features for better macro photography. I have already ordered the new TG6 :)

Gaia80
Gaia80 4 months ago

Congrats, your photos are very clear and colorful, what kind of camera and lenses do you use?

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 4 months ago

Thank you, @Leuba, @Neil, @Lauran & @Sarah for your kind words and support :)

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 4 months ago

HOW COOL IS THIS?!?
Congrats, Albert....on another FANTASTIC SOTW!!!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 4 months ago

Congratulations Albert! Wonderful Spotting!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 months ago

Congratulations, Albert.

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 4 months ago

Thanks, @Antonio and PN Rangers for this SOTW :)

Thanks @ornithoptera80 for your comments and observation, noted will add to the Mission.

Thanks too, @Leuab for your kind words and support :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 months ago

Congratulations to you Albert and the little seahorse !

AlbertKang
Spotted by
AlbertKang

Cebu, Philippines

Lat: 11.35, Long: 124.12

Spotted on Jun 19, 2019
Submitted on Jun 24, 2019

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