Tag: Tigertail Seahorse (Hippocampus Comes)

The Tigertail Seahorse (Hippocampus Comes) is one of the more common species found in South East Asia and can be most easily identified by the yellow stripes along the length of the tail.

Although it commonly occurs in an overall yellowish colour, darker variations (which this individual may be) exist.

Growing to a maximum length of around 18cm, the Tigertail Seahorse is most commonly associated with sub-tidal kelp and weed-flats and reefs where it feeds mainly on a diet of tiny fish, crustaceans, corals and plankton.

The Tigertail Seahorse (Hippocampus Comes) is one of the more common species found in South East Asia and can be most easily identified by the yellow stripes along the length of the tail.

Although it commonly occurs in an overall yellowish colour, darker variations (which this individual may be) exist.

Growing to a maximum length of around 18cm, the Tigertail Seahorse is most commonly associated with sub-tidal kelp and weed-flats and reefs where it feeds mainly on a diet of tiny fish, crustaceans, corals and plankton.

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Tiger-Tail Sea-Horse (Hippocampus Comes)

This little Sea-Horse, attached to a mooring line at Laem Tien, Koh Tao, may possibly be a Tiger-Tail Sea-Horse (Hippocampus Comes) although due to their ability to change colour to match surroundings and also their very infrequent sightings in local waters, this is a tentative identification.