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Thorny Seahorse Video Stock Footage

The spiny seahorse is a small fish that can reach a maximum length of 15–17 cm. The body is slender, elongated and completely covered with thorns. These are sharp with dark tips, and uniformly sized on the prehensile tail. The trunk has long thorns which continue until the coronet, which has 4-5. The head is also provided with numerous spines especially on the forehead, the base of the cheeks, the nose and above the eyes. The snout is very long and tapered. Body coloration is highly variable to match surroundings and goes from grey to cream, and from bright yellow, to green or red and even brownish. It can be plain or with different pattern on the side or/and on the backside. The snout is generally striped with one or more thin white lines.

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Animalia: Chordata: Syngnathiformes: Actinopterygii: Syngnathidae: Hippocampus histrix

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