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Coleman's Pygmy Seahorse (10 images)

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Coleman's Pygmy Seahorse

This seahorse species is tiny and thus a very rare sight as it is easily overlooked. It was only discovered in 2003!
The one shown on the photos was about 7 mm in length. But that pretty much constitutes the size of an adult Coleman's pygmy seahorse, which is known to grow to only about a centimeter.
Because of its tiny size and its good camouflage - the mainly white/yellowish seahorse lives on sea grass and rubble of a very similar color -...
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