Bargibanti pygmy seahorse, Pygmesjøhest, Pygmehavhest, Pygmy, Bargibant’s seahorse , Bargibant’s pygmy seahorse , Pygmy seahorse, Pygmesøhest, Pygmesjøhest, Bargibanti pygmesjøhest, Havhest.>
Hippocampus bargibanti is a pygmy seahorse usually less than 2 cm, found exclusively on fan corals.
There are two known color variations. Pale grey or purple with pink or red tubercles and yellow with orange tubercles. The yellow with orange tubercles found on gorgonian coral Muricella paraplectana, and the grey found on gorgonian coral Muricella plectana.
Found often in current areas in depths over 20 m. Extremely camuflaged and always tends to move away from uw-photographers.
Pictures on Tropicalfavourites from Malaysia and Indonesia. Pictures of the 3 species in one frame from the island of Menjangan, Bali, found in 7 m depth.