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Hippocampus severnsi

Lourie & Kuiter, 2008

Bernard Maglana Hippocampus severnsi Lourie & Kuiter , 2008 ...Do you agree. If not, what specie is this? Credits to my frnd Gerry. Taken at White Rock, Samal Island, Davao, Philippines.

Arne Kuilman I don't think severnsi would inhabite this coral. Looks like a color (darker) morphing bargibanti to me. It has the right pustules to match the coral. These can change color from yellow to pink.

Rodney C. Jao the features looks like a bargibanti but brown coloured. probably something it ate :)

Bernard Maglana Thanks, I was not there so I cannot really tell except for the photo. They are telling me its severnsi but I also have second thoughts.

Bob Whorton Def a Bargi ;)

Bob Whorton Severnsi should read "Maratua Pygmy" Dave, Bob & Vic 2003 - was first place we ever saw it.

Bob Whorton In the October 2003 I had a heart attack underwater whilst off to photo the white version lol.

Doris Nuval It's a Pygmy seahorse.

Doris Nuval Saw lots of them in samal island, davao, Philippines

Kati Burg Yes, it's a H. bargibanti. I've seen a dark specimen here in Romblon, too.

Blogie Robillo Wow! haven't seen this one yet. Woot!!

Bernard Maglana Doris yes its pygmy and white rock is a dive site in Samal. What we are trying to determine is what kind of pygmy it is. The expert are saying its definitely a bargibanti. Unless proven otherwise I go for the opinion of the experts. Besides I have not seen myself the one in the photo.

Pere Rubio Severns's pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus severnsi) Nikon D300S - Nikkor 105 2.8 - Inon Z240 HP ISO200 f11 1/80

John Paul Connor Magnifique !

Kati Burg Fantastic!

Graeme Lockwood superb!!

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 01 Mar 2013
Alex Tyrrell Severns Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus Severnsi) Lembeh Straights with Nad Lembeh Nikon D7000, Subal ND7000, Nikon 105mm & SubSee +10 Sea & Sea YS-250 Pro with Saga Dive Fibre Optic Ring-Flash f/20 - 1/250th - ISO 400

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Pere Rubio Severns's pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus severnsi) Nikon D300S - Nikkor 105 2.8 - Inon Z240 HP ISO200 f11 1/80

Ilse Merz you got good eyes :-))

Elly Jeurissen Nice one Pere! The seahorse looks pregnant, am I right? May I take the liberty to suggest something?: I would crop this photo to portrait to get rid of the coral branches at the right side. The blue background is so pretty and the focus on the little Hippo so sharp, that the corals on the right are a bit disturbing. But that's my own humble opinion :-)

Pere Rubio Dear Elly, I know what you mean. It was quite a tough job in not very good condition. Thank you very much for your good advice. Kind regards, pere

Emiliano Piacenti Amazing!!!!

Elly Jeurissen I would love to see the cropped version Pere ^_^

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Franca Wermuth-Vezzoli Pygmy seahorse, Romblon (Lugbung Isl), size: 2-5mm, in about 5m. Is this Pontohi as well (as Kathrins?) Sorry I didn't get it from the side.. it was so small and always turning away :-(

Blogie Robillo Wow that was really tiny!

Bob Whorton same-same :)

Kati Burg Hello Franca! Great that you saw the pygmies, too! To me this one looks more like Hippocampus severnsi (dark color, red/orange spot on "neck").

Franca Wermuth-Vezzoli right, now that I googled it again, I agree with you- red spot, white back, black belly. Ha, now our safety stops in 5m will even become longer :-)

Carl-Johan Nilsson Brilliant find! Romblon sure is getting higher and higher on the UW-macrophotographers wish list.

Bob Whorton Shame the first person to photograph them in 2002 never gets any credit ha ha. I don't agree with the description either, it's probably the most common pigmy seahorse in Asia.

Bob Whorton There are three different types here . At that time they were all called after Mr P. http://bobwhorton.shutterfly.com/lembehstraits

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