aquarium specimen, not recorded
This spotted seahorse specimen (Hippocampus kuda) is has an obvious brood pouch protruding from its abdomen-- an overt characteristic of male seahorses. This is a medium sized species, which typically have a lifespan in the wild of four to five years. The spots and mottled appearance help blend the seahorse into its surroundings.
Jeffrey N. Jeffords (photographer; copyright holder; identification)
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