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Newborn seahorse, SEM Featured Marine Life Image

Newborn seahorse, SEM

Newborn seahorse. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a young seahorse (Hippocampus sp.). The seahorse is a fish that swims upright using its pectoral fins (upper right) and dorsal fin (lower centre). A young seahorse develops in one of hundreds of eggs that the female deposits in the male's pouch. The eggs hatch after 2-6 weeks. A seahorse sucks up tiny shrimps, fish larvae and tiny crustaceans through its tube-like mouth (upper centre). It can moor itself to plants or coral using its prehensile tail (lower left). Seahorses range in length from 2-40 centimetres, inhabiting temperate and tropical seas worldwide. Magnification: x20 at 6x7cm size

© STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Moluccan cardinalfish Featured Marine Life Image

Moluccan cardinalfish

Moluccan cardinalfish (Apogon moluccensis). School of moluccan cardinalfish sheltering in a sea anemone. This fish is around 9 centimetres in length and is found in the Indo-West Pacific. It is nocturnal and usually inhabits mud slopes and lagoons. It is not often found amongst sea anemones. The colour of this fish varies prior to spawning or when feeding. Photographed in Lembeh Strait, Indonesia

© GEORGETTE DOUWMA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY