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Hippocampus denise (Denise's pygmy seahorse)

Wikipedia Abstract

Denise's pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus denise) is a species of fish in the Syngnathidae family. Originally described from Indonesia, Hippocampus denise has also been recorded from Vanuatu, Palau, Malaysia, Solomon Islands, as well as off southern Japan, northern Australia and New Caledonia. Its natural habitat is coral reefs. Pygmy seahorses are among the most well camouflaged species in the oceans, being very difficult to spot amongst the gorgonian coral they live in.
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Indonesia; Malaysia; Micronesia,Fed.States of; Pacific, Western Central; Palau; Solomon Islands; Vanuatu; Western Pacific: apparently more widespread than Indonesia, Vanuatu and Palau. Observed from Malaysia, Solomon Islands and Pohn Pei, Micronesia. International trade is monitored through a licensing system (<b>CITES</b> II, since 5.15.04).;



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