Hippocampus alatus

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Hippocampus alatus
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Hippocampus
Species: H. alatus
Binomial name
Hippocampus alatus
Kuiter, 2001

The winged seahorse, Hippocampus alatus, is known to occur in Australia and Papua New Guinea but also suspected to occur in Indonesia and the Philippines but this has no yet been confirmed.[2] In 2012, H. alatus was listed as Data Deficient on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.[1]


  1. ^ a b C. A. Czembor (2012). "Hippocampus alatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ Rudie H. Kuiter (2001). "Revision of the Australian seahorses of the genus Hippocampus (Syngnathiformes: Syngnathidae) with descriptions of nine new species". Records of the Australian Museum 53 (3): 293–340. doi:10.3853/j.0067-1975.53.2001.1350.