Sea pony

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Sea pony
Hippocampus fuscus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gasterosteiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Hippocampus
Species: H. fuscus
Binomial name
Hippocampus fuscus
Rüppell, 1838

Hippocampus brachyrhynchus Duncker, 1914

The sea pony (Hippocampus fuscus) is a species of fish in the Syngnathidae family. It is found in Djibouti, India, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, possibly Madagascar, possibly Mauritius, possibly Réunion, and possibly South Africa. It has also been recorded as an invasive species in the eastern Mediterranean.[1] Its natural habitat is subtidal aquatic beds.


  1. ^ D. Golani & M. Fine (2002). "On the occurrence of Hippocampus fuscus in the eastern Mediterranean". Journal of Fish Biology. 60 (3): 764–766. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2002.tb01700.x.