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#1 scubamarli

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Posted 14 March 2004 - 06:19 PM

Here's another mystery from Grenada. This little guy was about 1 inch long, found in the shallows off the dock in Grenada. Anyone know what it's called (common and in latin?)
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Posted 23 March 2004 - 07:16 AM

I got a reply from Rudy Kuiter this morning regarding this little fellow. He says that he is a juvenile Halcampus ensenadae, or Long haired pipefish.
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Posted 23 March 2004 - 07:17 AM

Oops, lousy typing! Halicampus ensenadae.
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Posted 23 March 2004 - 07:38 AM

Thanks for the update. I was wondering too.

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 04:46 PM

Well another name change for this fellow...not sure why it was suggested to be a Halicampus, as there are none in the Caribbean area. The correct name, courtesy of Sara Lourie, the scientist that described Hippocampus denise, is Micrognathus ensenadae. Now what's weird is the total lack of stripes, which it has as an adult, yet the presence of 'antennae', which are not present in the adult. Go figure. Any ideas or knowledge would be appreciated. Let's just name it after me and call it quits! :wink:
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