Lichtenstein's seahorse

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Lichtenstein's seahorse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gasterosteiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Hippocampus
Species: H. lichtensteinii
Binomial name
Hippocampus lichtensteinii
Kaup, 1856[1]

Lichtenstein's seahorse (Hippocampus lichtensteinii) is a species of fish in the Syngnathidae family.


Lichtenstein's seahorse is pale brown in colour without markings. It reaches a maximum length of 4.0 cm. Its coronet is high, columnar or knob-like, lacking spines.[2]


Lichtenstein's seahorse is found in the Western Indian Ocean and the Red Sea.[3]