Shiho's seahorse

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Shiho's seahorse
Hanatatsu.jpg
Hippocampus sindonis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Hippocampus
Species: H. sindonis
Binomial name
Hippocampus sindonis

Shiho's seahorse or painted seahorse (Hippocampus sindonis) is a species of fish in the family Syngnathidae. It is endemic to the Pacific coastal waters of Japan (from Wakayama pref. to Chiba pref.).[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] The specific name honours Michitaro Sindo, who was originally from Yamaguchi and who was assistant curator of fishes at Stanford University.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pollom, R. (2017). "Hippocampus sindonis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T10083A54906192. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  2. ^ Han, Sang-Yun; Kim, Jin-Koo; Kai, Yoshiaki; Senou, Hiroshi (2017-10-30). "Seahorses of the Hippocampus coronatus complex: taxonomic revision, and description of Hippocampus haema, a new species from Korea and Japan (Teleostei, Syngnathidae)". ZooKeys. 712: 113–139. doi:10.3897/zookeys.712.14955. PMC 5704180. PMID 29187790.
  3. ^ Hippocampus sindonis Jordan & Snyder, 1901. Fishbase
  4. ^ Jordan, D. S. & J. O. Snyder (1901). "A review of the hypostomide and lophobranchiate fishes of Japan". Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 24 (1241): 1–20.