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Longsnout Seahorse (Hippocampus reidi)

The Longsnout Seahorse with a coronet that is low-medium, rounded, may be quite large and convoluted. It may have no spine to low rounded tubercles. Other distinctive characters is a broad, almost double cheek and eye spines; long, thick snout; narrow body; usually no skin appendages. Color pattern is often spotted with brown, and numerous tiny white dots (especially on tail). The seahorse may have paler "saddles" across dorsolateral surfaces.

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Taken on July 20, 2008