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A dream comes true: the Zebra Seahorse

The rare Zebra Seahorse

Hairy Frogfish, Rhinopias, Hairy Octopus, Blue Ringed Octopus – most Muck Divers coming to Lembeh have a “Holy Grail” on their Bucket List. Mine has always been the Zebra Seahorse. Our Dive Guide Paulus says that he has seen the last one something like 10 years back in Hairball – and this week he found another one. I don’t really have much to say about this critter as it was the first specimen i have ever seen. Compared to other seahorses like the common seahorse, the thorny seahorse or the mollukan seahorse this species seems to be more active: it was moving over the sand and looking for food constantly. According to books, there is a more yellowish-white striped (see picture) and a more black-white striped colouration. So my new “holy grail” will be the black-white one …

  1. Tom Bruns
    26/11/2012 at 10:05 AM

    Amazing! Thanks

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