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Longsnout seahorse
Hippocampus reidi
Ginsburg, 1933

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.

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

Rare Florida, uncommon Bahamas and Caribbean.

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)