Tiger snout seahorse

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Tiger snout seahorse
Hippocampus elongatus.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Hippocampus
Species:
H. subelongatus
Binomial name
Hippocampus subelongatus
Castelnau, 1873
Synonyms

Hippocampus angustus Günther, 1870

The tiger snout seahorse or West Australian seahorse (Hippocampus subelongatus) is a species of fish in the family Syngnathidae. It is endemic to south-western Australia, where it occurs from the Abrolhos Islands to Rockingham. Its natural habitats are the edges of rocky areas, muddy bottoms and areas with murky water caused by high sediment load, around jetty pilings and moorings; it is often associated with sponges or sea squirts and frequently attaches itself to man-made objects. In the winter they move to deeper water.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pollom, R. (2017). "Hippocampus subelongatus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T40773A54906710. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Hippocampus elongatus" in FishBase. February 2018 version.

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