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Barbour's Seahorse - Photo Stickpen, no known copyright restrictions (public domain)
anna18's ID: Barbour's Seahorse (Hippocampus barbouri)
Posted by anna18 12 months ago (Flag)
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Barbour's Seahorse - Photo Stickpen, no known copyright restrictions (public domain)
rileypollom's ID: Barbour's Seahorse (Hippocampus barbouri)
Posted by rileypollom 12 months ago (Flag)
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Spiny Seahorse - Photo (c) prilfish, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by prilfish
bigbelly's ID: Spiny Seahorse (Hippocampus histrix)

It has single cheek spine and long snout, which is more likely H. histrix than H. barbouri.

Posted by bigbelly 10 months ago (Flag)
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From the photo this individual appears to have double cheek spines.

Posted by rileypollom 10 months ago (Flag)
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I don't think the upper spine count as cheek spine, it is a little bit up away from the bottom and points to the side rather than the bottom. If you check the ID of H. barbouri by Lourie et al. 2004, and the photo indicates clearly that the double spines should be rooted together. One more slight difference between histrix and barbouri is the nose spine: histrix's nose spine is much sharper.

Posted by bigbelly 10 months ago (Flag)
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Barbour's Seahorse - Photo Stickpen, no known copyright restrictions (public domain)
anna18's ID: Barbour's Seahorse (Hippocampus barbouri)
Seahorses - Photo (c) Stavros Markopoulos, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
Community ID: Seahorses (Genus Hippocampus)
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Spiny Seahorse - Photo (c) prilfish, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by prilfish
bigbelly's ID: Spiny Seahorse (Hippocampus histrix)
Barbour's Seahorse - Photo Stickpen, no known copyright restrictions (public domain)
rileypollom's ID: Barbour's Seahorse (Hippocampus barbouri)
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