The Santa Claus Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus denise) is not a distinct species, but an outstanding color form of Denise’s Pygmy Seahorse, which is mostly red with white spots. As the colors seem to be Christmas themed the nickname Santa Claus Pygmy Seahorse was born. This beautiful fish is one of our guests’ favorite subject for underwater macro photography. Please be careful when shooting these delicate fish.
We love macro and super macro photography and especially finding rare and special critters around
our island home. We do our best in identifying all critters on this website correctly; however, we
might make mistakes that can be present on this website.
Please keep in mind that this website is created for scuba divers, underwater photographers, and
everybody interested in marine animals. This website is created and organized from a diver’s and an
underwater photographer’s point of view. That’s why we primarily group animals together in a
meaningful way for divers and underwater photographers.
Please feel free to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions or suggestions.