Bullneck seahorse

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Bullneck seahorse
Hippocampus minotaur.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Hippocampus
H. minotaur
Binomial name
Hippocampus minotaur

The bullneck seahorse (Hippocampus minotaur) is a pygmy seahorse in the genus Hippocampus. This seahorse has never been found in the wild,[2] and little is known about its natural habitat. The only known specimens were collected on the coast of Eden, Australia. It is thought to live in sand beds at the bottom of the ocean, possibly wrapping its prehensile tail around gorgonian corals. The seahorse is among the 25 “most wanted lost” species that are the focus of Global Wildlife Conservation’s “Search for Lost Species” initiative.[3]


  1. ^ Pollom, R. (2017). "Hippocampus minotaur". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T10077A54906067. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  2. ^ Pogonoski, J.J., Pollard, D.A. & Paxton, J.R. 2005. Hippocampus minotaur. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 4 August 2007.
  3. ^ "The Search for Lost Species". Global Wildlife Conservation.