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updated 10/30/2014

Family Pegasidae

Sea Moths

Sea Moths have a bony outer case, the posterior section composed of many plates for mobility.  They inhabit sand flats in deep water and are rarely seen by divers.  The family is related to the seahorses.

 

HAWAII - ENDEMIC

Eurypegasus papilio  

HAWAIIAN SEAMOTH

 


INDO-PACIFIC

Eurypegasus draconis

SHORT SEAMOTH