Spotted at Changi Intertidal

Date July 24, 2009

Hippocampus kuda

Hippocampus kuda PHOTO: Paul Cheng

Look what NParks officers spotted at Changi Intertidal this morning! Also known as the Estuarine seahorse, Hippocampus kuda is found mainly in seagrass areas near sources of freshwater. It is found all around Singapore in shallow waters.

Unlike other seahorses in our waters, its body is without large, obvious spines. Colours seen include yellow, brown, sometimes pinkish or even orangey. Some have spots on the body. Often seen in a pair near one another: One is bright yellow, the other is dark; brown or even black. Sometimes, very tiny ones only about 2cm long are seen among seaweeds. WildFactsheets

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