This week's addition to the seahorse family is Levi. She is a female Hippocampus kuda , one of the smooth seahorse species. We found it her in off a little island called Koh Yao Noi in Phang-nga province on the Andaman (west) Coast. She measured 10.4 cm tall. We found her in a rocky area in about 3 meters of water, at one of the sites with the worst visibility! Less than 0.5 meters! But still we found 7 seahorses on that dive. This spot was a hotspot on the Andaman Coast : ) We also found another species - H.comes - the tigertail seahorse in the same area. If you want to check out Koh Yao Noi on Google Maps here are the coordinates: 8° 5'14.68"N , 98°37'31.63"E.
Thanks to Jen for helping us welcome her and supporting my research : )