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a long-snouted seahorse

Long-snouted Seahorse Hippocampus guttulatus

Also known as the spiny seahorse, the long-snouted seahorse is recognisable by the fleshy mane on its neck and back. They live in shallow coastal waters and are pretty poor swimmers, relying on their prehensile tail to cling onto seaweed and seagrass to stop themselves being swept away. Image: Kim Maidment (Flickr).

Find out more: Suffolk Wildlife TrustiNaturalist, Marine Life Information Centre