Hippocampus pontohi

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Hippocampus pontohi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Hippocampus
Species: H. pontohi
Binomial name
Hippocampus pontohi
Lourie & Kuiter, 2008

Hippocampus pontohi (Pontoh's pygmy seahorse or weedy pygmy seahorse) is a pygmy seahorse known only from Indonesia and the Philippines that was described in 2008.[1][2] It is one of the smallest pygmy seahorses, reaching a maximum reported height of only 1.4 cm.[1]


  1. ^ a b Sarah A. Lourie & Rudie H. Kuiter (2008). "Three new pygmy seahorse species from Indonesia (Teleostei: Syngnathidae: Hippocampus)" (PDF). Zootaxa 68: 54–68. 
  2. ^ "Rare seahorses spotted for first time in PH". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014.