Hippocampus biocellatus

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

Hippocampus biocellatus, the false-eyed seahorse, is a medium-sized species of seahorse that appears to be restricted to the Shark Bay region of Western Australia.[1] It is listed in Appendix II of CITES and in the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.[2]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Bray, Dianne; Thompson, Vanessa. "False-eye Seahorse, Hippocampus biocellatus". Fishes of Australia. Retrieved 30 September 2014.