Bigbelly Seahorse

Hippocampus abdominalis Lesson, 1827

The colouration of the Bigbelly Seahorse is variable. It can be brown, orange, white, yellow, grey or even mottled. It sometimes has dark spots and long filaments on the head or body. The colouration appears correlated with habitat.

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What habitats does Hippocampus abdominalis live in?

Rocky reefs, sponge gardens and kelp habitats and also be found in seagrass beds

What is the distribution of Hippocampus abdominalis?

From New South Wales to South Australia including Tasmania it can also be found in New Zealand

How big does Hippocampus abdominalis grow?

Can grow to around 35cm

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