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Updated 5/27/2014

Family Syngnathidae

HAWAII

Hippocampus kuda

Waikiki Aquarium

 

SE Oahu, 4 feet

Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 2 feet



SE Oahu, 4 feet


Makapu'u, Oahu, 10 feet



Ma'alaea Bay, Maui

SMOOTH SEAHORSE

Uncommon in bays and estuaries where it clings to rocks, seaweed, or debris.  It was extremely rare before the millennium.  Color ranges from yellow to dark brown.  Attains 7 inches.  Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific.