The smooth skin, distended abdomen, and skin fronds (small fleshy appendages on the head) characterize this female potbelly seahorse (Hippocampus abdominalis). The males typically have even more dark spots on the head and trunk.
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Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2014. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed at http://animaldiversity.org.
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