aquarium specimen, not recorded
Though this appears to be a young dwarf seahorse (Hippocampus zosterae), these seahorses only reach an adult length of about 2.5 cm (one inch). Their life expectancy is shorter than the larger breeds, at about 1-2 years. Their snout is also shorter in comparison to its head length, compared to most other species.
Jeffrey N. Jeffords (photographer; copyright holder; identification)
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