Bullneck seahorse

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Bullneck seahorse
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Hippocampus minotaur
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Hippocampus
Species: H. minotaur
Binomial name
Hippocampus minotaur
M. F. Gomon, 1997

Hippocampus minotaur, the bullneck seahorse, is a pygmy seahorse in the genus Hippocampus. This seahorse has never been found in the wild,[1] 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.


  1. ^ Pogonoski, J.J., Pollard, D.A. & Paxton, J.R. 2005. Hippocampus minotaur. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 4 August 2007.