Photogenic Pontoh’s pygmy seahorse

July’s showcased iSeahorse snapshot features a particularly photogenic Pontoh’s pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus pontohi). This candid was caught by iSeahorse user element-spn, during an aquatic descent near the Northern Mariana Islands. The diver has encountered this species each June when they’ve visited Wing Beach.
Pontoh’s pygmy seahorse is one of the smallest and most recently discovered Hippocampus species. They were found around Indonesia in 2008 by Rudie Kuiter and Project Seahorse’s Sara Lourie, the same year they discovered Satomi’s pygmy seahorse (H. satomaie). Since then, Pontoh’s pygmy seahorses have been thrust into the limelight, a pair of them having been the focal point of the winning entry for the ...more ↓

Posted on September 05, 2017 09:13 PM by projectseahorse projectseahorse | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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