Shiho's seahorse

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Shiho's seahorse
Hippocampus sindonis SI2.jpg
Hippocampus sindonis, conventional and X-ray images
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gasterosteiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Hippocampus
Species: H. sindonis
Binomial name
Hippocampus sindonis
(D. S. Jordan & Snyder, 1901)

Shiho's seahorse (Hippocampus sindonis) is a species of fish in the Syngnathidae family. It is endemic to the coastal waters of Japan, with an individual sighting reported in South Korea in 2013.[2] This species reaches a length of ca. 8 cm.[3] It was listed by the IUCN Red List as Vulnerable in 1996 and Data Deficient in 2003, but was later reclassified as Least Concern.[1]


  1. ^ a b Fritzsche, R., Matsuura, K., Collette, B., Nelson, J., Dooley, J., Carpenter, K., Bartnik, S., Robinson, E., Morgan, S.K. & Sorensen, M. (2010). Hippocampus sindonis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-4.RLTS.T10083A3161007.en
  2. ^ Dhiho's seahorse discovered in Korea for the first time, Yonhap News Agency, 12 June 2013.
  3. ^ Hippocampus sindonis Jordan & Snyder, 1901. Fishbase