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Rainbow of Colors: Colorful Seahorses

Updated on February 16, 2015
The world of seahorses and other sea creatures.
The world of seahorses and other sea creatures. | Source

For my another series of my "rainbow of the colors" hubs, I'm choosing seahorses to be the next. I remember having fun and enjoying watching a documentary about this colorful sea creatures.

Interesting Seahorses facts:

* In Ancient Greek, hippos (horse) and kampos is (sea monster.)

* Satomi Onishi is the dive guide who had collected a specimen of the smallest seahorse.

* A group of seahorses is called a herd.

* The snouts are what seahorses use to suck their foods in.

* Seahorses mates during the full moon.

* Seahorses are the only animals in which males have babies.

* Seahorses can rotate their eyes 360 degree.

* Seahorses camouflage themselves in order to blend to their surroundings.


Hippocampus kuda

This carnivore seahorse has few other common names such as 'common seahorse' or 'oceanic seahorse.' Yellow seahorse also comes in other color such as brown, orange, and black.


Hippocampus denise

A red pygmy seahorse on its host coral.

This is just beautiful, the red color is eye catching.


Hippocampus denise

This tiny seahorses measure 1.5 centimeters and can be found on annella reticulata seafans where they also feed.


Hippocampus bargibanti

This pygmy seahorse can be found on gorgonian corals into the depths of the ocean and only measures 2 centimeters.


Hippocampus satomiae

Satomi's pygmy seahorse. These seahorses are so tiny and are just about 13.8 millimeters.

So if ever someone ask you what is the smallest species of seahorse? You know what to answer them. It is the satomi's pygmy seahorse.


Hippocampos sindonis

Shiho's seahorse is a seahorse native to Japan.


Hippocampus whitei

White's seahorse is a shy seahorse, grows to 20 centimeters and endemic to Australia. Other common names for White's seahorse are Sydney seahorse and New Holland seahorse.

Sydney seahorse is named after the First Fleet's Surgeon General, John White.


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    • precy anza profile imageAUTHOR

      precy anza 

      6 years ago from USA

      Yes! And I was imagining those colorful fishes and corals under the ocean :) Those pygmy seahorses are just so cute!

    • SopranoRocks profile image


      6 years ago from Upper Peninsula, Michigan, USA

      I love seahorses and can only imagine all the glowy creatures deep in the ocean we have yet to discover. The animal world is vast and awe-inspiring!


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