Hippocampus severnsi

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Hippocampus severnsi
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Hippocampus
Species: H. severnsi
Binomial name
Hippocampus severnsi
Lourie & Kuiter, 2008

Severn’s pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus severnsi) is one of the smallest known seahorses, reaching a maximum adult size of just 1.3 cm.[1] It is usually dark brown in colour with a large red patch covering its shoulder. This species is known from Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands.[1] Sightings of the seahorse in the Philippines was first confirmed in 2014.[2]


  1. ^ a b Sara A. Lourie & Rudie H. Kuiter (2008). "Three new pygmy seahorse species from Indonesia (Teleostei: Syngnathidae: Hippocampus)" (PDF). Zootaxa. 68: 54–68. 
  2. ^ "Rare seahorses spotted for first time in PH". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014.