Pygmy Seahorse

Pygmy Seahorse

Pygmy Seahorse

Hippocampus Bargibanti
 
pygmy seahorse

CLASSIFICATION

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Chordata
Vertebrata
Actinopterygii
Syngnathiformes
Syngnathidae
Hippocampus
H. bargibanti

CONSERVATION STATUS

The pygmy seahorse is not threatened at the moment.

FUN FACTS

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It reaches a maximum length of 0.79 inches long.
From central Indo-Pacific area.
1 to 4 years
Very common in saltwater aquariums.

Pygmy Seahorse By Gerald Robert Fischer | Shutterstock

About the Pygmy Seahorse

The pygmy seahorse is relatively easy to find, and is native central Pacific areas. It is highly sought after by divers and underwater photographers, but unfortunately also by people who capture them for the aquarium trade as well.

The Aquarium trade: 

We do support the aquarium trade, when done in a responsible manner. Marine species, especially rare ones, should never been taken from the wild for our entertainment, where the never survive long. This will not help conserve the species as a whole.

What we do support, are breeding programs who produce captive born species, which can not only increase the species, but help in education also.

Please make sure to only ever purchase rare species that were captive born, to help stop illegal wild capture.

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