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Itty bitty new species of seahorse discovered

Newly discovered species of seahorse, Hippocampus japapigu, discovered in Japan. Credit: © Richard Smith – www.OceanRealmImages.com

Scientists have named the well-camouflaged (and quite adorable) pygmy seahorse, Hippocampus japapigu, aka: the Japan pig. Considering it is about the size of a lentil bean, it is not hard to imagine how it may have been easily overlooked until now. Check out this Youtube video from National Geographic:

 

 

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