Featured seahorse observation: H. breviceps by tamiw

Every few weeks we're going to be highlighting a new and noteworthy seahorse observation.

iSeahorse's first featured observation comes from tamiw, who spotted this short-head or knobby seahorse (Hippocampus breviceps) near Melbourne, Australia.

H. breviceps is endemic to Australia and makes its home on sponge reef, sargassum, and rocky reef in deeper water. Its maximum recorded adult height is 10 cm and the males have tails proportionally longer than the females.

The species is currently listed as Data Deficient on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, meaning we do not yet have enough information about H. breviceps to determine its conservation status.

Thanks, tamiw, for your observation!

Posted by projectseahorse projectseahorse, December 10, 2013 18:55

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