Barbour's seahorse

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Barbour's seahorse
Hippocampus barbouri 01.JPG
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gasterosteiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Hippocampus
Species: H. barbouri
Binomial name
Hippocampus barbouri
D. S. Jordan & R. E. Richardson, 1908
Synonyms
  • Hippocampus aimei Roule, 1916
  • Hippocampus histrix Kaup, 1853 [mistaken identity]

Barbour's seahorse (Hippocampus barbouri) is a species of seahorse. It is found in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtidal aquatic beds. It is threatened by habitat loss. It is often confused with the Hedgehog seahorse, H. histrix.



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