Scientific name: Hippocampus hippocampus
One of 2 seahorses found in UK seas, short snouted seahorses are recognisable by their shorter snout - surprisingly enough!
The short snouted seahorse is currently unlisted on the IUCN Red List due to deficient data (DD), but was previously listed as Vunerable (VU). In the UK, it is a Priority Species under the UK Post-2010 Biodiversity Framework and protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. They are a Feature of Conservation Importance for which Marine Conservation Zones can be designated.