Image: Monte Bello Seahorse, Hippocampus montebelloensis

Monte Bello Seahorse, Hippocampus montebelloensis

A Monte Bello Seahorse holding onto a crinoid. The photograph was taken on a sandy bottom at a depth of 13 m, Port Hedland, Western Australia, 2011. This is probably the first Monte Bello Seahorse photographed alive.

Photographer:
Tony Ayling
Rights:
© Tony Ayling

Notes

The species was described by Rudie Kuiter in 2001.

More information on the Fishes of Australia website.

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