Hippocampus waleananus

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Hippocampus waleananus
Hippocampus waleananus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subfamily: Hippocampinae
Genus: Hippocampus
Species: Hippocampus waleananus
M. F. Gomon & R. H. Kuiter, 2009

Hippocampus waleananus is a seahorse, a fish from the family Syngnathidae. The species was described in 2009 from a single specimen which was found close to the island Walea. This species is endemic to the Togian Islands in Indonesia, and is associated with specific soft corals.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gomon, M. F.; Kuiter, R. H. (2009). "Two new pygmy seahorses (Teleostei: Syngnathidae: Hippocampus) from the Indo-West Pacific". Aqua: journal of ichthyology and aquatic biology 15: 37–44.