Sea horses and their close relatives, the pipefishes and sea dragons, have a distinctive appearance. Unlike other bony fish, the elongated bodies of these animals are supported by rings of bone. Read about Tigertail Seahorses, Common Seahorse, Estuary Sea horse, Smooth Seahorse, Moluccan Seahorse facts, watch the Pygmy Seahorse pictures.
In an interesting role reversal, the mating of longsnout seahorses famously ends with the males knocked up. And the elaborate dance that leads up to this Mr. Mom scenario is equally fascinating to watch.
ID:Frequently bright yellow occasionally with darker blotches. Moles - Often black with yellow blotches; darkish bars often encircle rear body. In pairs; cling to soft corals, in open at night. Reefs rich with soft corals to 20 m. East Indo-North Asian Pacific: Andaman Sea to South China Sea and Philippines.
SIZE: to 2 cm
ID: Tiny; pinkish with large orange to red warts and spots, encircling bands on tail. Solitary or form small groups Sea fans of similar color especially Muricella spp. of reefs and slopes in 10-40 m.Asian Pacific: S. Japan and Indonesia to N. Australia and New Caledonia.