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Long-snouted seahorse

Hippocampus guttulatus

Description:

This one was about 8 cm long, I almost missed it in the algea growing on the rocks. Those little creatures are very good at hiding. This one got disturbed by our presence and started to swim,

Habitat:

Reef close to the resort in shallow, sheltered water, hiding amidst seaweed and sea-grass is common for this specie.

Notes:

Reproduction cycle is interesting. Males are being pregnent. They have special pouch where female is depositing eggs. After about 5 weeks small seahorses emerge.

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11 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Congrats Marek, your beautiful Seahorse has made the top 10 fish spottings in the '2015 Best Wildlife Photo' mission! Rangers are voting on the top 10 fish spottings, and the top 3 will be announced on February 5th. The top 3 spottings will be commented on here on the site, but make sure you keep a look out on our Facebook app page for the announcement as well! Congratulations on making the top 10! https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah

Marek Koszorek
Marek Koszorek 6 years ago

Thanks for nomination.

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Chris Taklis
Chris Taklis 6 years ago

Yes Marek. It's a good idea if there is not already a mission for seahorses.

Take the initiative and create a mission for seahorses. :)

Marek Koszorek
Marek Koszorek 6 years ago

mayby we should make a mission for seahorses ? what do you think?

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 6 years ago

Wonderful shot!

Marek Koszorek
Marek Koszorek 6 years ago

I'm happy you enjoy it ;)

Chris Taklis
Chris Taklis 6 years ago

i don't have words to describe how i feel about this photo.

AWESOME!!!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 6 years ago

My favourite creature on the entire planet.

Spectacular !

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 6 years ago

Incredible! I have never seen a sea horse before and that is an amazing shot. Thank you for sharing :)

Marek Koszorek
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Marek Koszorek

Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Μακεδονίας - Θράκης, Greece

Spotted on Sep 19, 2015
Submitted on Sep 19, 2015

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