H. bargibanti

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H. bargibanti (Pygmy)

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H. abdominalis
H. algiricus
H. angustus

H. barbouri
H. bargibanti
H. borboniensis
H. breviceps
H. camelopardalis
H. capensis
H. colemani
H. comes
H. coronatus
H. denise
H. erectus
H. fisheri
H. fuscus
H. guttulatus
H. hippocampus
H. histrix
H. ingens
H. jayakari
H. kelloggi
H. kuda
H. lichtensteinii
H. minotauri

H. mohnikei
H. procerus
H. reidi
H. sindonis
H. spinosissimus
H. subelongatus
H. trimaculatus
H. tuberculatus
H. whitei
H. zebra
H. zosterae

Location:  Western Central Atlantic: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Queensland, and New Caledonia

Environment:  depth range 16 - 40 m; Only known to occur on gorgonian corals of the genus Muricella, with up to 28 pairs on a single gorgonian

Climate:  Tropical

Availability:  Not available for home aquariums.

Physical Characteristics:  very small, under 1 inch (2.0 cm), Spines: irregular bulbous tubercles scattered over body and tail;  snout extremely short;  Color: (a) pale grey or purple with pink or red tubercles (found on gorgonian coral Muricella plectana) OR (b) yellow with orange tubercles (found on gorgonian coral Muricella paraplectana)

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