Flat-faced seahorse

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Flat-faced seahorse
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gasterosteiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Hippocampus
Species: H. trimaculatus
Binomial name
Hippocampus trimaculatus
Leach, 1814
Synonyms

Hippocampus planifrons Peters, 1877
Hippocampus raji Whitley, 1955
Hippocampus takakurae Tanaka, 1916

The flat-faced seahorse, longnose seahorse, low-crowned seahorse, or three-spot seahorse (Hippocampus trimaculatus) is a species of fish in the Syngnathidae family. It is found in Australia, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is shallow seas. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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