Image: Shorthead Seahorse, Hippocampus breviceps

Shorthead Seahorse, Hippocampus breviceps

A Shorthead Seahorse at Edithburgh Jetty, South Australia, January 2004.

Dave Harasti
© Dave Harasti


The species usually has long filaments on the head. It occurs in shallow, weedy habitats in southern New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and south- western Western Australia. The species grows to a maximum size of about 10 cm.

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Hippocampus breviceps, Shorthead Seahorse, Syngnathidae, brown, pink, 10 cm, spotted, mottled, weedy, marine, adult,