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Hippocampus guttulatus

Cuvier, 1829


Raffaele Livornese Hippocampus guttulatus, male Nikon D90 in Hugyfot housing, Nikkor 105 vr micro, F/13, 1/250 sec. Iso 100, 2 x Inon Z240

Greotti Cesare BRAVISSMO Raffaele Livornese, GRAN BELLA FOTO

Raffaele Livornese Grazie Cesare.. :D

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Aldo Costa Hippocampus Guttulatus Noli (Italy) D800 +105 mm Nikon - Seacam housing 2x Seaflash Seacam 1/250 f22 iso 100

Greotti Cesare COMPLIMENTI Aldo Costa, GRAN BELLA FOTO!

Fabrizio Frixa Un eccellente primo piano. Bravo.

Aldo Costa Grazie mille Cesare e Fabrizio!

Fabio Strazzi Davvero stupenda

Aldo Costa Grazie di cuore Fabio!!

Luis Miguens Hi Aldo Costa, share it here http://skaphandrus.com/en/underwater-photo-contest/FUN-Atlantic and win a Diving Trip to Azores! (flight, hotel, and dives included)

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Raffaele Livornese Hippocampus guttulatus Nikon D90 in Hugyfot housing, Nikkor 105 vr micro, f/14, 1/250sec. Iso 100, 2 x Inon Z240 IV,

Fabrizio Frixa Spaziale! Mi piace molto.

Fabio Strazzi Senza parole...no comment e sana invidia :)

Raffaele Livornese Grazie Fabrizio e Fabio!!!! :D :D

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Fabrizio Marcuzzo Hippocampus guttulatus Canon G12, flash interno 1/500 f/8 ISO 80

Carlos Andrés Pérez Wow!!!! G12 is excellent

Greotti Cesare GRANDE, BRAVO Fabrizio Marcuzzo

Matt Constantine Please do not use flash on seahorses. It can stress them out and kill them.

Message posted on UWphotographers on 28 Oct 2013
Joan Miquel Flamarich Hippocampus guttulatus - Cat: Cavallet de mar de cresta, c. de serp, cavallet. Cast: Caballito de mar moteado, caballito de mar de hocico largo, Fr: Hippocampe moucheté. Eng: Long-snouted seahorse Cadaqués - Catalonia

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Jean-Philippe Gremillot Hippocampus guttulatus, Seahorse, Cap Ferret, France k

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Pau Asensio Ruiz Hippocampus guttulatus. Mediterranean sea, Costa Brava, Catalonia.

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Raffaele Livornese Hippocampus guttulatus Nikon D90 in Hugyfot housing, Nikkor 105 vr micro, f/14, 1/250sec. Iso 100, 2 x Inon Z240 IV,

Giorgio Cavallaro (Y) (Y)

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Aldo Costa Hippocampus Guttulatus Noli (Italy) D800 +105 mm Nikon - Seacam housing 2x Seaflash Seacam 1/250 f22 iso 100

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Angelo Salvatore Hippocampus Guttulatus, Taranto (Italy),Nikon D90, Nimar housing, 60 micronikkor, 2x Ikelite S200 strobes, F22, 1/180, iso 100

Santiago Estrada espectacular.....uno de los animales mas lindos, en una foto muy bien hecha.... :)

Jülide Aksoy Bu da denizatının boynuzlusu :)

Giorgio Cavallaro (Y)

Isabella Maffei (Y)

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Raffaele Livornese Hippocampus guttulatus Nikon D90 in Hugyfot housing, Nikkor 105 vr micro, f/14, 1/250sec. Iso 100, 2 x Inon Z240

Suzan Causey He really looks dragonic!

Raffaele Livornese Thx Suzan!! :D

Giorgio Cavallaro (Y) (Y)

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Angelo Salvatore Hippocampus guttulatus

John Paul Connor Beautiful

Angelo Salvatore thank you John Paul Connor

Sylvie Lalane superrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Amedeo Altomare supernice!

Ayman Seleam WAW

Message posted on UWphotographers on 01 Jul 2013
Raffaele Livornese Hippocampus guttulatus Nikon D90 in Hugyfot housing, Nikkor 105 vr micro, f/14, 1/250sec. Iso 100, 2 x Inon Z240 IV,

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Raffaele Livornese Hippocampus guttulatus Nikon D90 in Hugyfot housing, Nikkor 105 vr micro, f/14, 1/250sec. Iso 100, 2 x Inon Z240

Cosimo Giannini Wow ..Raffa...bello..

Raffaele Livornese Grazie Cosimo... :)

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Rui Bernardo Portugal, Sesimbra Hippocampus guttulatus D300 105VR F20 1125 snoot in backlight

Zé Resende Gorgeous!!

Ken Thongpila Very nice....

Steve Wright great lighting, very nice..

Gino Symus Sweet!

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 20 Apr 2012
Mimmo Leonardo Flying Hippocampus guttulatus Pellaro, Reggio Calabria, Italy Nikon D90, 1/200, f22, iso200, Manual, 2x Inonz240, micro Nikkor60mm.

Cédric Penti nice !

Anilao Critters Wow nice! :)

Alistair Merrifield Nicely done and great against the background!

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 14 Mar 2012
Raffaele Livornese Hippocampus guttulatus Nikon D90 in Hugyfot housing, Nikkor 105 vr micro, f/14, 1/250sec. Iso 100, 2 x Inon Z240 IV,

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Raffaele Livornese Hippocampus guttulatus Nikon D90 in Hugyfot housing, Nikkor 105 vr micro, f/14, 1/250sec. Iso 100, 2 x Inon Z240

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Gianni Colucci Hippocampus guttulatus! ITALIA MAR ADRIATICO .CANON G12 ISO200 F4 1/640 FLESH INTERNAL LENSZ +6

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Francesco Turano Hippocampus guttulatus, Mediterranean Sea

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Francesco Turano Hippocampus guttulatus, famiglia su spirografo - Nikonos+Velvia Stretto di Messina, Mediterraneo (anni 90)

Marco Daturi Caro Francesco, ti pregherei di non pubblicare più questa opera perchè tutte le volte che la vedo rosico :)) Un caro saluto

Francesco Turano Hai letto: anni 90... caro Marco, gli ippocampi così numerosi non li ho più rivisti!

Udi Golan Great composition and sun ball !

Niko Ennedipi In effetti oggi già trovarne uno é una botta di Cfortuna! 3 poi...

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp Fantastic shot.

Maria Ghelia Stupenda!!!!!!!!!

Gianni Colucci tre insieme mai visti manco 2 ....rarita'+++++++++++++++++++++

Roberto Erta Grandissimo Francesco Turano!! La foto è uno spettacolo!

Ilse Merz very very nice!

Dieter Kudler Great!

Ilan Lubitz beautiful shot

Ruggero Rossi Spettacolo puro,bellissima!!!!

Susan Demasters Wonderful shot! Great set-up!

Alessio Dallai Bella Francesco, complimenti!

Roberto Spinsanti Spettacolo...........

Larisa Steele One of my favs

Erik de Boer wow, nice !

Message posted on UWphotographers on 31 Oct 2012
Francesco Turano Hippocampus guttulatus: primo piano

Giorgio Cavallaro Nice!

Italo E Nina foto stupende!!!

Ivo Madder Nice portret.

Message posted on UWphotographers on 31 Oct 2012
Elio Nicosia Hippocampus Guttulatus Nikon D300S - 60mm - 1/250 f36 - ISO 200

Gaetano Anzalone Bello Elio, dove lo hai visto ( e fotografato ) ?

Elio Nicosia A Siracusa nell'Area Marina Protetta del Plemmirio.

Carlo Donati e... bravo Elio

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp http://uwphotographers.blogspot.it/2012/06/uwp-elio-nicosia.html

John Paul Connor Superbe !

Suzan Meldonian perfect

Philippe Velghe nice!

Message posted on UWphotographers on 05 Jul 2012
Raffaele Livornese Hippocampus guttulatus Nikon D90 in Hugyfot housing, Nikkor 105 vr micro, f/14, 1/250sec. Iso 100, 2 x Inon Z240 IV,

Stuart Pearce Amazing shot :)

Ernst Andres A Beauty :-)

Raffaele Livornese Thanks guys!!! :D

Silvia Vianello Beautiful

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 24 Aug 2013
Angelo Salvatore nikon D90, 2x ikelite s200, 60macro, housing nimar mar piccolo, Taranto, Italy

Ron Silver Rudolph? :-D

Angelo Salvatore Valentino?

Ron Silver No, the reindeer! LOL

Irene Perez Santana Brutal¡¡¡¡

Klaus Stiefel Nice. Do you know the species?

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp (Y)

Ron Silver I'm not familiar with Mediterraanean species but this could be Hippocampus guttulatus?

Angelo Salvatore Yes

Ron Silver Thanx, Angelo.

Sylvie Lalane wahouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Marylin Batt Nice shot.

Eva Boogaard fantastic

Message posted on UWphotographers on 01 Jul 2013
Andy Horton Hippocampus guttulatus (=H. ramulosus)

Andy Horton http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/PDF/waca1981_schedule5.pdf What I have got to find is the list of the new species including the Giant Goby.

Andy Horton Conservation Designations for UK Taxa http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-3408

Andy Horton http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/search/?page=0&searchpattern=seahorse

Sue Doyle she's beautiful - and lucky to be found by the right person.

Sabine Katharina Wieczorek I would love to see one of these. This one bigger than I expected.

David Wilson The seahorses in Studland Bay have been well documented but I have long suspected they are also inside the harbour as there are extensive eel-grass beds at the Sandbanks end of the harbour.

David Wilson Sorry the above post is under the wrong article.

Neil Garrick-Maidment No worries David, if you check out the trusts website you will see a report on seahorses in Poole Harbour, which I hope you find interesting. I have dived extensively inside the harbour and on my first dive dropped (literally) onto 3 in the seagrass below me (poor things but they were OK). In our British Seahorse Survey Report 2011 it explains about seahorses and sheltered areas and the rough distribution of them throughout the British Isles. As you know we hold the National Seahorse Database and we have in excess of 700 sightings now and the database is buidling now to include a photographic databse, maps Etc.#

Neil Garrick-Maidment sorry forgot to put the link www.theseahorsetrust.org

Neil Garrick-Maidment I see Andy has put a small note about H.guttulatus equalling H.ramulosus. H.ramulosus is the old classification for this species and no longer applies because there is possibly a H.ramulosus in other waters depending on who you listen to when you read about classification. Even though DNA classification should be very accurate, in the case of seahorses it is in total confusion with 3 main sources of classifiers (from different parts of the world), all disagreeing. Makes life for us ordinary people very difficult. Even more confusing when you get to common names, H.guttulatus is known as the Spiny Seahorse (here in the UK) Long Snouted Seahorse, Many Branched Seahorse or even the Maned Seahorse. I am sure there are a million and one names for it but Here in the UK we use H.guttulatus and the common is the Spiny Seahorse

Neil Garrick-Maidment Confused you will be when they are discovering new species and sub species all the time !!!

Andy Horton http://www.fishbase.org/Nomenclature/SynonymsList.php?ID=1802&SynCode=130691&GenusName=Hippocampus&SpeciesName=guttulatus

Neil Garrick-Maidment FacebookThanks Andy, proves the point, definitely confused now !! Best wishes Neil Neil Garrick-Maidment FBNA Executive Director The Seahorse Trust (registered charity no. 1086027) Escot Park Ottery St Mary Nr Honiton Devon EX11 1LU Tel: 01404 822373 SKYPE-seahorses12 www.theseahorsetrust.org www.britishseahorsesurvey.org www.seahorses.tv http://www.facebook.com/reqs.php#!/group.php?gid=106564446031865&ref=ts registered charity 1086027 WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NATURE Raise money for THE SEAHORSE TRUST with VIRGIN GIVING at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/ E-BAY at http://donations.ebay.co.uk/charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=43663 EVERYCLICK.COM at http://www.everyclick.com/theseahorsetrust

Andy Horton http://www.fishbase.org/Nomenclature/SynonymSummary.php?ID=30114&GSID=14814&Status=ambiguous%20synonym&Synonymy=questionable&Combination=original%20combination&GenusName=Hippocampus&SpeciesName=ramulosus&SpecCode=1802&SynonymsRef=30915&Author=Leach,%201814&Misspelling=0 It seems reasonably clear to me. Whether it is right or not is a different matter ?

Andy Horton Hippocampus ramulosus Leach, 1814 : Ambiguous synonym of Hippocampus guttulatus Cuvier, 1829 . Treated as junior synonym, for this name is still widely used for H. guttulatus; however, it is unclear what species the type species represents, for it is not similar to H. guttulatus group (Ref. 30915). Valid in Dawson (Ref. 4509). Etymology of Generic name : Greek, ippos = horse + Greek, kampe = curvature (Ref. 45335).

Neil Garrick-Maidment FacebookNot regularly used in the seahorse world I occupy and I deal with them daily, nationally and internationally. The two native seahorses are H.hippocampus (Short Snouted Seahorse) and H.guttulatus (Spiny Seahorse) Best wishes Neil Neil Garrick-Maidment FBNA Executive Director The Seahorse Trust (registered charity no. 1086027) Escot Park Ottery St Mary Nr Honiton Devon EX11 1LU Tel: 01404 822373 SKYPE-seahorses12 www.theseahorsetrust.org www.britishseahorsesurvey.org www.seahorses.tv http://www.facebook.com/reqs.php#!/group.php?gid=106564446031865&ref=ts registered charity 1086027 WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NATURE Raise money for THE SEAHORSE TRUST with VIRGIN GIVING at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/ E-BAY at http://donations.ebay.co.uk/charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=43663 EVERYCLICK.COM at http://www.everyclick.com/theseahorsetrust

Andy Horton When I actually started my web page on seahorses http://www.glaucus.org.uk/Seahorse.htm in 1997, it was far from clear what the correct scientific name was. I could not understand the change at the time. I was brought up on the older British books which used the old name.

Neil Garrick-Maidment FacebookSince then the world of DNA classification has confused everything. As I said there are at least 3 schools of thought and none of them are very clear. The accepted one is done by Lucy Woodall of Project Seahorse as she looked intensely at European seahorses and has written her dissertation on this subject. We worked very closely helping Lucy gather samples and information. Another school of though comes from Rudie Kuiter in Australia and he has a completely different view. The problem comes if you are a lumper or a splitter in your classification. There is a third view from from an internationally respected institute in America there has a different view, hence my comment about confusion. Life was easier in Henry T Fords day when you could have whatever colour you like as long as its black !!!! Best wishes Neil Neil Garrick-Maidment FBNA Executive Director The Seahorse Trust (registered charity no. 1086027) Escot Park Ottery St Mary Nr Honiton Devon EX11 1LU Tel: 01404 822373 SKYPE-seahorses12 www.theseahorsetrust.org www.britishseahorsesurvey.org www.seahorses.tv http://www.facebook.com/reqs.php#!/group.php?gid=106564446031865&ref=ts registered charity 1086027 WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NATURE Raise money for THE SEAHORSE TRUST with VIRGIN GIVING at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/ E-BAY at http://donations.ebay.co.uk/charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=43663 EVERYCLICK.COM at http://www.everyclick.com/theseahorsetrust

Andy Horton I should have now put links on the web pages to the Seahorse Trust web pages.

Andy Horton MARINE LIFE NEWS BULLETIN TORPEDO (April 2012) Issue 185 ISSN 1464-8156 For technical reasons, TORPEDO is no longer being sent out by EMail. It is simply easier to view the bulletins on the web pages. Please find a copy of the bulletin at: http://www.glaucus.org.uk/Torpedo2012April.htm includes Recent Marine Wildlife News including: Spiny Seahorses, Hippocampus guttulatus, washed up on the shore at Knoll Beach(Studland Bay) on the Dorset coast sea slug Doris ocelligera Pictures of Cardigan Bay Dolphins 2011 and updated news Featured species: Blue Sponge, Hymedesmia paupertas Coastal feature: Bow Fiddle Rock, Portknockie MARINE LIFE NEWS BULLETIN TORPEDO INDEX http://www.glaucus.org.uk/Torpedo2.htm

Andy Horton Hippocampus guttulatus (=H. ramulosus)

Andy Horton http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/PDF/waca1981_schedule5.pdf What I have got to find is the list of the new species including the Giant Goby.

Andy Horton Conservation Designations for UK Taxa http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-3408

Andy Horton http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/search/?page=0&searchpattern=seahorse

Sue Doyle she's beautiful - and lucky to be found by the right person.

Sabine Katharina Wieczorek I would love to see one of these. This one bigger than I expected.

David Wilson The seahorses in Studland Bay have been well documented but I have long suspected they are also inside the harbour as there are extensive eel-grass beds at the Sandbanks end of the harbour.

David Wilson Sorry the above post is under the wrong article.

Neil Garrick-Maidment No worries David, if you check out the trusts website you will see a report on seahorses in Poole Harbour, which I hope you find interesting. I have dived extensively inside the harbour and on my first dive dropped (literally) onto 3 in the seagrass below me (poor things but they were OK). In our British Seahorse Survey Report 2011 it explains about seahorses and sheltered areas and the rough distribution of them throughout the British Isles. As you know we hold the National Seahorse Database and we have in excess of 700 sightings now and the database is buidling now to include a photographic databse, maps Etc.#

Neil Garrick-Maidment sorry forgot to put the link www.theseahorsetrust.org

Neil Garrick-Maidment I see Andy has put a small note about H.guttulatus equalling H.ramulosus. H.ramulosus is the old classification for this species and no longer applies because there is possibly a H.ramulosus in other waters depending on who you listen to when you read about classification. Even though DNA classification should be very accurate, in the case of seahorses it is in total confusion with 3 main sources of classifiers (from different parts of the world), all disagreeing. Makes life for us ordinary people very difficult. Even more confusing when you get to common names, H.guttulatus is known as the Spiny Seahorse (here in the UK) Long Snouted Seahorse, Many Branched Seahorse or even the Maned Seahorse. I am sure there are a million and one names for it but Here in the UK we use H.guttulatus and the common is the Spiny Seahorse

Neil Garrick-Maidment Confused you will be when they are discovering new species and sub species all the time !!!

Andy Horton http://www.fishbase.org/Nomenclature/SynonymsList.php?ID=1802&SynCode=130691&GenusName=Hippocampus&SpeciesName=guttulatus

Neil Garrick-Maidment FacebookThanks Andy, proves the point, definitely confused now !! Best wishes Neil Neil Garrick-Maidment FBNA Executive Director The Seahorse Trust (registered charity no. 1086027) Escot Park Ottery St Mary Nr Honiton Devon EX11 1LU Tel: 01404 822373 SKYPE-seahorses12 www.theseahorsetrust.org www.britishseahorsesurvey.org www.seahorses.tv http://www.facebook.com/reqs.php#!/group.php?gid=106564446031865&ref=ts registered charity 1086027 WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NATURE Raise money for THE SEAHORSE TRUST with VIRGIN GIVING at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/ E-BAY at http://donations.ebay.co.uk/charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=43663 EVERYCLICK.COM at http://www.everyclick.com/theseahorsetrust

Andy Horton http://www.fishbase.org/Nomenclature/SynonymSummary.php?ID=30114&GSID=14814&Status=ambiguous%20synonym&Synonymy=questionable&Combination=original%20combination&GenusName=Hippocampus&SpeciesName=ramulosus&SpecCode=1802&SynonymsRef=30915&Author=Leach,%201814&Misspelling=0 It seems reasonably clear to me. Whether it is right or not is a different matter ?

Andy Horton Hippocampus ramulosus Leach, 1814 : Ambiguous synonym of Hippocampus guttulatus Cuvier, 1829 . Treated as junior synonym, for this name is still widely used for H. guttulatus; however, it is unclear what species the type species represents, for it is not similar to H. guttulatus group (Ref. 30915). Valid in Dawson (Ref. 4509). Etymology of Generic name : Greek, ippos = horse + Greek, kampe = curvature (Ref. 45335).

Neil Garrick-Maidment FacebookNot regularly used in the seahorse world I occupy and I deal with them daily, nationally and internationally. The two native seahorses are H.hippocampus (Short Snouted Seahorse) and H.guttulatus (Spiny Seahorse) Best wishes Neil Neil Garrick-Maidment FBNA Executive Director The Seahorse Trust (registered charity no. 1086027) Escot Park Ottery St Mary Nr Honiton Devon EX11 1LU Tel: 01404 822373 SKYPE-seahorses12 www.theseahorsetrust.org www.britishseahorsesurvey.org www.seahorses.tv http://www.facebook.com/reqs.php#!/group.php?gid=106564446031865&ref=ts registered charity 1086027 WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NATURE Raise money for THE SEAHORSE TRUST with VIRGIN GIVING at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/ E-BAY at http://donations.ebay.co.uk/charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=43663 EVERYCLICK.COM at http://www.everyclick.com/theseahorsetrust

Andy Horton When I actually started my web page on seahorses http://www.glaucus.org.uk/Seahorse.htm in 1997, it was far from clear what the correct scientific name was. I could not understand the change at the time. I was brought up on the older British books which used the old name.

Neil Garrick-Maidment FacebookSince then the world of DNA classification has confused everything. As I said there are at least 3 schools of thought and none of them are very clear. The accepted one is done by Lucy Woodall of Project Seahorse as she looked intensely at European seahorses and has written her dissertation on this subject. We worked very closely helping Lucy gather samples and information. Another school of though comes from Rudie Kuiter in Australia and he has a completely different view. The problem comes if you are a lumper or a splitter in your classification. There is a third view from from an internationally respected institute in America there has a different view, hence my comment about confusion. Life was easier in Henry T Fords day when you could have whatever colour you like as long as its black !!!! Best wishes Neil Neil Garrick-Maidment FBNA Executive Director The Seahorse Trust (registered charity no. 1086027) Escot Park Ottery St Mary Nr Honiton Devon EX11 1LU Tel: 01404 822373 SKYPE-seahorses12 www.theseahorsetrust.org www.britishseahorsesurvey.org www.seahorses.tv http://www.facebook.com/reqs.php#!/group.php?gid=106564446031865&ref=ts registered charity 1086027 WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NATURE Raise money for THE SEAHORSE TRUST with VIRGIN GIVING at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/ E-BAY at http://donations.ebay.co.uk/charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=43663 EVERYCLICK.COM at http://www.everyclick.com/theseahorsetrust

Andy Horton I should have now put links on the web pages to the Seahorse Trust web pages.

Athos Mastropierro Hippocampus guttulatus

Nunzio Dipierro Ma da quale versante si trovava??? sx o dx??

Athos Mastropierro né tanto a dx, né tanto a sx ;-)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 02 Nov 2013
Francesco Benedetto L'Amore e' anche questo, fai particolare attenzione anche alle curiosita' di questo splendido esserino.... "Hippocampus Guttulatus" Nome comune: cavalluccio marino muso lungo o ippocampo muso lungo Ubicazione prevalente: intero mediterraneo Profondita' prevalente: 1 - 25 metri Curiosita': il maschio incuba le uova nel suo marsupio fino alla schiusa (fa il "Mammo" in pratica), La riproduzione è molto interessante: la femmina depone le uova in una speciale sacca incubatrice nel ventre del maschio, situata vicino all’apertura anale. Alla schiusa, il maschio espelle i piccoli nati con delle contrazioni addominali simili al parto femminile, evento piuttosto insolito in natura, chiamato gravidanza maschile. Possibilita' d'incontro: rarissime, perchè la specie è in estinzione per la non adattabilità all’inquinamento e per la sua scarsa difesa contro le reti a strascico Il cavalluccio marino o ippocampo muso lungo è sicuramente impresso nei ricordi della nostra infanzia, molto più di ogni altro pesce. Sicuramente il cavalluccio marino , sarà una preda ambita nel nostro carniere di osservazione sottomarina. Il cavalluccio marino muso lungo o cavalluccuio guttulatus si differenzia in linea di massima (ma non sempre è così) dal cugino camuso perfare bella mostra di cresta e frange di criniera. La struttura fisica è incentrata su un asse verticale anziché orizzontale, quindi i cavallucci marini hanno posizione eretta, anche se durante il nuoto assumono una posizione più idrodinamica, avanzata. Un collo arcuato posiziona la testa in avanti, dalla caratteristica forma equina e con un muso allungato e tubolare. Le pinne pettorali (se presenti) sono posizionate come sempre dopo le aperture branchiali, ma la particolare forma fisica le fa somigliare più a delle orecchie equine. Il dorso è poco pronunciato, con una pinna dorsale mentre il profilo ventrale è particolarmente arcuato. La pinna caudale in realtà è un prolungamento del corpo, è mobile e prensile, usata come arto e come sostegno. Durante il nuoto spesso è arrotolata su sé stessa. L’intero corpo è rafforzato da una corazza ossea, in molte specie arricchita da spigoli e aculei che rendono il cavalluccio marino una preda poco appetitosa. Caratteristici sono degli spigoli sopraoculari e una corona ossea intorno alla testa. In molte specie la struttura della corazza ossea accentua il già elevato mimetismo della colorazione. Francesco Benedetto -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Love and 'this too, pay particular attention to the curiosity' of this beautiful creature .... "Hippocampus guttulatus" Common name: seahorse hippocampus long snout or a long muzzle Location prevalent: whole Mediterranean Depth 'prevalent: 1-25 meters Curiosity ': the male incubates the eggs in his pouch until they hatch (does "Mammo" in practice), the playback is very interesting: the female lays her eggs in a special pouch in the belly of the male incubator, located near the anal opening. At hatching, the male expels small born with abdominal contractions similar to the female giving birth, an event rather unusual in nature, called male pregnancy. Possibility 'meeting: very rare, because the species is not endangered by the pollution and adaptability for its poor defense against bottom trawls The sea horse or hippocampus long snout is definitely imprinted in the memories of our childhood, much more than any other fish. Surely the seahorse, will be a prize catch in our game bag underwater viewing. The long snout seahorse or cavalluccuio guttulatus differs in principle (but not always so) by his cousin snub perfare fine show ridge and fringe mane. The physical structure is centered on an axis vertically instead of horizontally, so the seahorses have standing, although while swimming take a more hydrodynamic, advanced. An arched neck positions the head forward, the characteristic shape of horses and with an elongated snout and tubular. The pectoral fins (if any) are positioned as usual after the gill openings, but the particular physical fitness makes her look more to the ears equine. The back is slightly pronounced, with a dorsal fin and the ventral profile is particularly arched. The caudal fin is actually a continuation of the body, is mobile and prehensile, used as a limb and as support. During swimming is often rolled up on itself. The entire body is strengthened by a bony shell, in many species and enriched by sharp spines that make the seahorse prey unappetizing. Characteristic are the edges sopraoculari bone and a crown around his head. In many species the structure of the bony shell accentuates the already high camouflage coloring. Francesco Benedetto --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Amour et «cela aussi, accorder une attention particulière à la curiosité» de cette belle créature .... "Hippocampus guttulatus" Nom commun: hippocampe hippocampe à long museau ou un long museau Situation courante: toute la Méditerranée Profondeur »répandue: 1-25 mètres Curiosité »: le mâle couve les "ufs dans sa poche jusqu'à leur éclosion (ne "Mammo" dans la pratique), la lecture est très intéressante: la femelle pond ses "ufs dans une poche spéciale dans le ventre de l'incubateur mâle, située près de l'orifice anal. A l'éclosion, les expulse masculins petits nés avec des contractions abdominales semblables à la femelle donne naissance, un événement plutôt rare dans la nature, appelés grossesse masculine. Réunion possibilité »: très rare, car l'espèce n'est pas menacée par la pollution et l'adaptabilité pour sa mauvaise défense contre les chaluts de fond Le cheval de mer ou de l'hippocampe à long museau est définitivement gravés dans les souvenirs de notre enfance, beaucoup plus que n'importe quel autre poisson. Certes, l'hippocampe, sera un crochet professionnel dans notre jeu sac vision sous-marine. Le long museau hippocampe ou cavalluccuio guttulatus diffère en principe (mais pas toujours) par son cousin camouflet perfare beau spectacle crête et crinière franges. La structure physique est centrée sur un axe verticalement au lieu d'horizontalement, de sorte que les hippocampes ont qualité pour agir, même si en nageant prendre un plus hydrodynamique, avancé. Un cou arqué positionne la tête en avant, la forme caractéristique de chevaux et avec un museau allongé et tubulaire. Les nageoires pectorales (le cas échéant) sont positionnés comme d'habitude, après les ouvertures des branchies, mais la condition physique particulière rend son regard plus aux oreilles équines. Le dos est légèrement prononcé, avec une nageoire dorsale et le profil ventral est particulièrement arqué. La nageoire caudale est en fait une extension du corps, est mobile et préhensile, utilisé comme membre et comme soutien. Au cours de natation est souvent enroulé sur lui-même. L'ensemble du corps est renforcée par une coquille osseuse, chez de nombreuses espèces et enrichie par des épines qui rendent la proie d'hippocampe appétissant. Caractéristique sont les bords sopraoculari os et une couronne autour de sa tête. Chez de nombreuses espèces de la structure de la coquille osseuse accentue la coloration déjà élevé de camouflage. Francesco Benedetto

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 16 May 2013
Francesco Benedetto Hippocampus guttulatus - AMP Isole dei Ciclopi, Capomulini, Sicilia - Prof. 17 metri circa

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 18 Nov 2013
Henrique Nascimento Catarina Hippocampus guttulatus Sesimbra - Portugal Hugyfot; - D90 - 2x sea 110a - Sigam 105mm 1/100; f14; iso 200

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 27 Mar 2012
Francesco Benedetto L'Amore e' anche questo, fai particolare attenzione anche alle curiosita' di questo splendido esserino.... "Hippocampus Guttulatus" Nome comune: cavalluccio marino muso lungo o ippocampo muso lungo Ubicazione prevalente: intero mediterraneo Profondita' prevalente: 1 - 25 metri Curiosita': il maschio incuba le uova nel suo marsupio fino alla schiusa (fa il Mammo in pratica), La riproduzione è molto interessante: la femmina depone le uova in una speciale sacca incubatrice nel ventre del maschio, situata vicino all’apertura anale. Alla schiusa, il maschio espelle i piccoli nati con delle contrazioni addominali simili al parto femminile, evento piuttosto insolito in natura, chiamato gravidanza maschile. Possibilita' d'incontro: rarissime, perchè la specie è in estinzione per la non adattabilità all’inquinamento e per la sua scarsa difesa contro le reti a strascico Il cavalluccio marino o ippocampo muso lungo è sicuramente impresso nei ricordi della nostra infanzia, molto più di ogni altro pesce. Sicuramente il cavalluccio marino , sarà una preda ambita nel nostro carniere di osservazione sottomarina. Il cavalluccio marino muso lungo o cavalluccuio guttulatus si differenzia in linea di massima (ma non sempre è così) dal cugino camuso perfare bella mostra di cresta e frange di criniera. La struttura fisica è incentrata su un asse verticale anziché orizzontale, quindi i cavallucci marini hanno posizione eretta, anche se durante il nuoto assumono una posizione più idrodinamica, avanzata. Un collo arcuato posiziona la testa in avanti, dalla caratteristica forma equina e con un muso allungato e tubolare. Le pinne pettorali (se presenti) sono posizionate come sempre dopo le aperture branchiali, ma la particolare forma fisica le fa somigliare più a delle orecchie equine. Il dorso è poco pronunciato, con una pinna dorsale mentre il profilo ventrale è particolarmente arcuato. La pinna caudale in realtà è un prolungamento del corpo, è mobile e prensile, usata come arto e come sostegno. Durante il nuoto spesso è arrotolata su sé stessa. L’intero corpo è rafforzato da una corazza ossea, in molte specie arricchita da spigoli e aculei che rendono il cavalluccio marino una preda poco appetitosa. Caratteristici sono degli spigoli sopraoculari e una corona ossea intorno alla testa. In molte specie la struttura della corazza ossea accentua il già elevato mimetismo della colorazione. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Love and 'this too, pay particular attention to the curiosity' of this beautiful creature .... "Hippocampus guttulatus" Common name: seahorse hippocampus long snout or a long muzzle Location prevalent: whole Mediterranean Depth 'prevalent: 1-25 meters Curiosity ': the male incubates the eggs in his pouch until they hatch (does Mammo in practice), the playback is very interesting: the female lays her eggs in a special pouch in the belly of the male incubator, located near the anal opening. At hatching, the male expels small born with abdominal contractions similar to the female giving birth, an event rather unusual in nature, called male pregnancy. Possibility 'meeting: very rare, because the species is not endangered by the pollution and adaptability for its poor defense against bottom trawls The sea horse or hippocampus long snout is definitely imprinted in the memories of our childhood, much more than any other fish. Surely the seahorse, will be a prize catch in our game bag underwater viewing. The long snout seahorse or cavalluccuio guttulatus differs in principle (but not always so) by his cousin snub perfare fine show ridge and fringe mane. The physical structure is centered on an axis vertically instead of horizontally, so the seahorses have standing, although while swimming take a more hydrodynamic, advanced. An arched neck positions the head forward, the characteristic shape of horses and with an elongated snout and tubular. The pectoral fins (if any) are positioned as usual after the gill openings, but the particular physical fitness makes her look more to the ears equine. The back is slightly pronounced, with a dorsal fin and the ventral profile is particularly arched. The caudal fin is actually a continuation of the body, is mobile and prehensile, used as a limb and as support. During swimming is often rolled up on itself. The entire body is strengthened by a bony shell, in many species and enriched by sharp spines that make the seahorse prey unappetizing. Characteristic are the edges sopraoculari bone and a crown around his head. In many species the structure of the bony shell accentuates the already high camouflage coloring.

John Paul Connor Superbe

Message posted on UWphotographers on 16 May 2013
Francesco Benedetto L'Amore e' anche questo, fai particolare attenzione anche alle curiosita' di questo splendido esserino.... "Hippocampus Guttulatus" Nome comune: cavalluccio marino muso lungo o ippocampo muso lungo Ubicazione prevalente: intero mediterraneo Profondita' prevalente: 1 - 25 metri Curiosita': il maschio incuba le uova nel suo marsupio fino alla schiusa (fa il Mammo in pratica), La riproduzione è molto interessante: la femmina depone le uova in una speciale sacca incubatrice nel ventre del maschio, situata vicino all’apertura anale. Alla schiusa, il maschio espelle i piccoli nati con delle contrazioni addominali simili al parto femminile, evento piuttosto insolito in natura, chiamato gravidanza maschile. Possibilita' d'incontro: rarissime, perchè la specie è in estinzione per la non adattabilità all’inquinamento e per la sua scarsa difesa contro le reti a strascico Il cavalluccio marino o ippocampo muso lungo è sicuramente impresso nei ricordi della nostra infanzia, molto più di ogni altro pesce. Sicuramente il cavalluccio marino , sarà una preda ambita nel nostro carniere di osservazione sottomarina. Il cavalluccio marino muso lungo o cavalluccuio guttulatus si differenzia in linea di massima (ma non sempre è così) dal cugino camuso perfare bella mostra di cresta e frange di criniera. La struttura fisica è incentrata su un asse verticale anziché orizzontale, quindi i cavallucci marini hanno posizione eretta, anche se durante il nuoto assumono una posizione più idrodinamica, avanzata. Un collo arcuato posiziona la testa in avanti, dalla caratteristica forma equina e con un muso allungato e tubolare. Le pinne pettorali (se presenti) sono posizionate come sempre dopo le aperture branchiali, ma la particolare forma fisica le fa somigliare più a delle orecchie equine. Il dorso è poco pronunciato, con una pinna dorsale mentre il profilo ventrale è particolarmente arcuato. La pinna caudale in realtà è un prolungamento del corpo, è mobile e prensile, usata come arto e come sostegno. Durante il nuoto spesso è arrotolata su sé stessa. L’intero corpo è rafforzato da una corazza ossea, in molte specie arricchita da spigoli e aculei che rendono il cavalluccio marino una preda poco appetitosa. Caratteristici sono degli spigoli sopraoculari e una corona ossea intorno alla testa. In molte specie la struttura della corazza ossea accentua il già elevato mimetismo della colorazione. Francesco Benedetto -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Love and 'this too, pay particular attention to the curiosity' of this beautiful creature .... "Hippocampus guttulatus" Common name: seahorse hippocampus long snout or a long muzzle Location prevalent: whole Mediterranean Depth 'prevalent: 1-25 meters Curiosity ': the male incubates the eggs in his pouch until they hatch (does Mammo in practice), the playback is very interesting: the female lays her eggs in a special pouch in the belly of the male incubator, located near the anal opening. At hatching, the male expels small born with abdominal contractions similar to the female giving birth, an event rather unusual in nature, called male pregnancy. Possibility 'meeting: very rare, because the species is not endangered by the pollution and adaptability for its poor defense against bottom trawls The sea horse or hippocampus long snout is definitely imprinted in the memories of our childhood, much more than any other fish. Surely the seahorse, will be a prize catch in our game bag underwater viewing. The long snout seahorse or cavalluccuio guttulatus differs in principle (but not always so) by his cousin snub perfare fine show ridge and fringe mane. The physical structure is centered on an axis vertically instead of horizontally, so the seahorses have standing, although while swimming take a more hydrodynamic, advanced. An arched neck positions the head forward, the characteristic shape of horses and with an elongated snout and tubular. The pectoral fins (if any) are positioned as usual after the gill openings, but the particular physical fitness makes her look more to the ears equine. The back is slightly pronounced, with a dorsal fin and the ventral profile is particularly arched. The caudal fin is actually a continuation of the body, is mobile and prehensile, used as a limb and as support. During swimming is often rolled up on itself. The entire body is strengthened by a bony shell, in many species and enriched by sharp spines that make the seahorse prey unappetizing. Characteristic are the edges sopraoculari bone and a crown around his head. In many species the structure of the bony shell accentuates the already high camouflage coloring. Francesco Benedetto --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Amour et «cela aussi, accorder une attention particulière à la curiosité» de cette belle créature .... "Hippocampus guttulatus" Nom commun: hippocampe hippocampe à long museau ou un long museau Situation courante: toute la Méditerranée Profondeur »répandue: 1-25 mètres Curiosité »: le mâle couve les "ufs dans sa poche jusqu'à leur éclosion (ne Mammo dans la pratique), la lecture est très intéressante: la femelle pond ses "ufs dans une poche spéciale dans le ventre de l'incubateur mâle, située près de l'orifice anal. A l'éclosion, les expulse masculins petits nés avec des contractions abdominales semblables à la femelle donne naissance, un événement plutôt rare dans la nature, appelés grossesse masculine. Réunion possibilité »: très rare, car l'espèce n'est pas menacée par la pollution et l'adaptabilité pour sa mauvaise défense contre les chaluts de fond Le cheval de mer ou de l'hippocampe à long museau est définitivement gravés dans les souvenirs de notre enfance, beaucoup plus que n'importe quel autre poisson. Certes, l'hippocampe, sera un crochet professionnel dans notre jeu sac vision sous-marine. Le long museau hippocampe ou cavalluccuio guttulatus diffère en principe (mais pas toujours) par son cousin camouflet perfare beau spectacle crête et crinière franges. La structure physique est centrée sur un axe verticalement au lieu d'horizontalement, de sorte que les hippocampes ont qualité pour agir, même si en nageant prendre un plus hydrodynamique, avancé. Un cou arqué positionne la tête en avant, la forme caractéristique de chevaux et avec un museau allongé et tubulaire. Les nageoires pectorales (le cas échéant) sont positionnés comme d'habitude, après les ouvertures des branchies, mais la condition physique particulière rend son regard plus aux oreilles équines. Le dos est légèrement prononcé, avec une nageoire dorsale et le profil ventral est particulièrement arqué. La nageoire caudale est en fait une extension du corps, est mobile et préhensile, utilisé comme membre et comme soutien. Au cours de natation est souvent enroulé sur lui-même. L'ensemble du corps est renforcée par une coquille osseuse, chez de nombreuses espèces et enrichie par des épines qui rendent la proie d'hippocampe appétissant. Caractéristique sont les bords sopraoculari os et une couronne autour de sa tête. Chez de nombreuses espèces de la structure de la coquille osseuse accentue la coloration déjà élevé de camouflage. Francesco Benedetto

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 16 May 2013
Athos Mastropierro Hippocampus Guttulatus [Cala Paura - Polignano a Mare (Bari) Italy]

Message posted on UWphotographers on 04 Nov 2012
Antonio Colacino Hippocampus guttulatus-La Maddalena Island North Sardinia-Italy-Tyrrenian sea

Enzo Vadalà ... è giallo ! Appena diventa verde , passiamo.?? Ah! Ah!

Antonio Colacino IO col giallo...passo ;)

Enzo Vadalà ... a tuo rischio e pericolo !!

Enzo Vadalà Però , scherzi a parte , ..bella !!

Antonio Colacino Basta non "dormire" ;) E sgombrare alla svelta.

Antonio Colacino Grazie Enzo ;)

Fabrizio Frixa Antonio apprezzo molto l'ambientazione. Il contrasto del verde della Posidonia valorizza tantissimo il pesce.

Stephen Williams I love Sea Horses and good shot mate ,can you let us know what is it you are saying please .so that we all can join in with commenting please :-)

Antonio Colacino Hi Stephen, was just a joke about the traffic lights, the yellow compared to the Hippocampus color :)

Marco Paravella cavoli, bel colpo

Gianni Colucci bella

Mark Springs good shot

Galina Maslova Very nice pic

Piero Mescalchin é molto bella!

Epp Kikas Very beautiful horse! :-)

Greotti Cesare GRANDE Antonio Colacino, BELLISSIMO E BELLA FOTO! COMPLIMENTI!

Stuart Pearce Amazing shot :)

Iryna Sublimage OMG ...L'absolu Nu!

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Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Actinopterygii (Class)
            Syngnathiformes (Order)
              Syngnathidae (Family)
                Hippocampinae (Subfamily)
                  Hippocampus (Genus)
                    Hippocampus guttulatus (Species)
Associated Species