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12 Animals That Are Masters of Disguise

Denise's Pygmy Seahorse

  • Class: Fish
  • Order: Syngnathidae
  • Family: Seenadeln
  • Habitat: Western Indopacific
  • Camouflage: Mimesis

It might look like coral, but it’s actually one of the smallest seahorses in the world. Denise’s pygmy seahorse grows to just 0.5 inch (1.35 cm) long and has little wart-like growths to camouflage itself among its favorite type of coral, the sea finger annella reticulata. As guessing is so much fun, we’ve got another photo for you that’s even harder (bottom photo).

Denise's Pygmy Seahorse Denise's Pygmy Seahorse - Photo: Jumkit/Shutterstock

Denise's Pygmy Seahorse Denise's Pygmy Seahorse - Photo: Anne Frijling/Shutterstock

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