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Long-snouted seahorse. Caballito de mar mediterráneo

Hippocampus guttulatus

Description:

It has a long snout compared to other species of Hippocampus, its length is more than one third of the length of the head. The caudal fin has been modified as a prehensile tail that allows them to be fixed on algae and plants. Gender differences are easily distinguishable: Males have a more rounded belly bulging, while in the female it ends at an angle of 90 °.

Tiene un hocico largo en comparación con otras especies de Hippocampus, su longitud es más de un tercio del largo de la cabeza. La aleta caudal se ha visto modificada en forma de una cola prensil que les permite fijarse sobre algas y plantas. Las diferencias entre sexos son fácilmente distinguibles: Los machos presentan un vientre más abultado de forma redondeada, mientras que en la hembra éste finaliza en forma de ángulo de 90º.

Habitat:

Aguas someras de la laguna salada del Mar Menor (Murcia)

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11 Comments

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 7 years ago

Thanks, Keiracollins11

keiracollins11
keiracollins11 7 years ago

Beautiful :)

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 7 years ago

Gracias, José Miguel.

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 7 years ago

Congrats on the nomination, your photo is already a winner!

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 7 years ago

I am very happy for this nomination. I thank the entire team of rangers and PNoah. I am more encouraged to get good and interesting spottings. Hugs for everyone.

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 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!

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 7 years ago

Gracias, Mark.

LucindaWestwood
LucindaWestwood 7 years ago

Hermoso!

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 7 years ago

Gracias, Nayeli.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Fantastic spotting. Gracias.

Nayeli
Nayeli 7 years ago

Wow que gran foto.

eulalia rubio
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eulalia rubio

San Javier, Región de Murcia, Spain

Spotted on Oct 15, 2014
Submitted on Oct 15, 2014

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