Hippocampus debelius

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Softcoral seahorse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subfamily: Hippocampinae
Genus: Hippocampus
Species: Hippocampus debelius
M. F. Gomon & Kuiter, 2009

Hippocampus debelius, the softcoral seahorse, was described in 2009 and is known to occur in Egypt although it is suspected to occur in other areas of the Red Sea.[1] It is a relatively small seahorses with a maximum reported size of 3.5 cm and is often found associated with corals.[1]


  1. ^ a b Gomon, M. F., & Kuiter, R. H. (2009). Two new pygmy seahorses (Teleostei: Syngnathidae: Hippocampus) from the Indo-West Pacific. Aqua: journal of ichthyology and aquatic biology, 15(1-24), 37.