Wildlife

The different species

The Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti) is a species of Pipefish of Seahorse subfamily. To camouflage itself, he often hangs on sea fans of a similar colour.

The most commun Hippocampus bargibanti measure up to 24 mm. Two varieties exist:

  • - Grey or purple with pink or red growths, that hide in red or grey sea fans like the Muricellaplectana ;
  • - Yellow with orange growths that hide in yellow or orange sea fans like the Muricellaparaplectana.

It is the smallest listed Seahorse species. It is an ovoviviparous species.

Macro Pygmy Sea Horse in Tulamben, Bali thumbnail
Red Pygmy Sea Horse in Tulamben, Bali thumbnail
Orange Pygmy Sea Horse in Tulamben, Bali thumbnail
Pygmy Sea Horse Macro in Tulamben thumbnail
Pygmy Sea Horse, Night Dive in Pemuteran Bay thumbnail
Pygmy Sea Horse in Sera Secret in Bali thumbnail
White Pygmy Sea Horse on Boga Wreck, Tulamben thumbnail
Yellow Pygmy Seahorse on the USAT Liberty Dive Site thumbnail

Flora

Other species of sea horse

Nine species of Pygmy Seahorse are listed in the world:

  • - Hippocampus bargibanti – Pygmy Seahorse
  • - Hippocampus colemani – Coleman’s Pygmy Seahorse
  • - Hippocampus debelius – Soft Coral Seahorse
  • - Hippocampus denise – Denise’s Seahorse
  • - Hippocampus minotaur – Bullneck Seahorse
  • - Hippocampus pontohi – Pontoh’s Seahorse
  • - Hippocampus satomiae – Satomi’s Pygmy Seahorse
  • - Hippocampus severnsi – Sulawesi Pygmy Seahorse
  • - Hippocampus waleananus – Walea Soft Coral Pygmy Seahorse
Barbiganti Pigmy Seahorse thumbnail
Hippocampus Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse on the White Coral thumbnail
Hidden Pygmy Seahorse in Tulamben thumbnail
Hippocampus Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse on Pink Coral thumbnail
Macro Hippocampus bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse thumbnail
Hippocampus bargibanti Pygmy seahorse thumbnail
Yellow Pygmy Seahorse in soft coral thumbnail
Hippocampus bargibanti Pygmy seahorse 6 thumbnail
Denise Pigmy Seahorse thumbnail

Depth

It only depends on the dive site chosen to admire this species!

meters

Kind of Diving

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Notes

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