Hippocampus procerus

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

The high-crown seahorse, Hippocampus procerus, was described in 2001 and is found on the east coast of Australia.[1] It is a relatively large seahorse with a maximum reported height of 11 cm and is often found associated with mixed algae and coral reef at depths of up to 20m.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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.