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Longsnout seahorse
Hippocampus reidi
Ginsburg, 1933

Description:
Body vertically oriented, with a cocked head. Snout trumpet-like with a small mouth. Body encased in protective bony rings. Tail base elongated and finless.
The color varies greatly from yellow to reddish orange, brown or even black or two-toned. Head and body with small black spots.
Size up to 15 cm.

Habitat:
Inhabit seagrass beds and reefs. Curl base of tail around holdfasts or, occasionally, float free. Depth range 0 - 55 m.

Distribution:
Rare Florida, uncommon Bahamas and Caribbean.

Remarks:
The related Lined seahorse (Hippocampus erectus) has numerous lines on the head that extend down the neck and back. This species is rare in the area.

Longsnout seahorse (Hippocampus reidi)