Longsnout Seahorse

Affinity For Coral
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The Longsnout seahorse has an affinity for coral and sea grass beds. Males are usually orange, while the females are yellow.


Longsnout Seahorse external link (Hippocampus reidi)   •  Also slender seahorse   •  Monterey Bay Aquarium internal link external link   •  886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 4 November 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:26:37 Wednesday 20 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2146
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Swimming
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The longsnout seahorse has been found at depths of up to 180 feet (55 meters). Smaller longsnout seahorses tend to live in shallower waters, mature ones in deeper water.


Longsnout Seahorse external link (Hippocampus reidi)   •  Also slender seahorse   •  Monterey Bay Aquarium internal link external link   •  886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 4 November 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:26:58 Wednesday 20 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2165
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Up Close
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Both sexes may have brown or white spots sporadically on their bodies that can change into pink or white during the courtship.


Longsnout Seahorse external link (Hippocampus reidi)   •  Also slender seahorse   •  Monterey Bay Aquarium internal link external link   •  886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 4 November 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:27:11 Wednesday 20 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2167
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Hidden Among Coral
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The longsnout seahorse is native to the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, United States (Florida and North Carolina), and Venezuela.


Longsnout Seahorse external link (Hippocampus reidi)   •  Also slender seahorse   •  Monterey Bay Aquarium internal link external link   •  886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 4 November 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:28:30 Wednesday 20 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TNT_0596
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