The Pygmy Seahorses need the Reefs!

By: Alex, Scarlett, Shivya and Zara

The different types of Pygmy seahorses

  • Pontoh's pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus pontohi)

  • Satomi's pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus satomiae)

  • Severn's pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus severnsi)

  • Walea soft coral pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus waleananus)

What is a pygmy seahorse?

Pygmy seahorse is a small sea horse that lives on coral reefs. They rap their tail on to the coral. The scientific name is Hippocampus bargibanti. They eat small crustanses.

Fun Facts

1.4 - 2.7 cm between the tip of the tail to the end of the snout.

Greet each other at dawn and do a morning greeting it is a Special dance and it is our Underwater ballet and pygmy seahorses are the only seahorse.....

  • They have a short snout and a soft thick body

why does pygmy seahorse connected with coral reef?

As you can see in the pictures they rap their tails on the reef.... They also need the coral reef because the camouflage their self. So if we take away the reefs they will get in danger.