Zebra seahorse

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Zebra Seahorse
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Hippocampus
H. zebra
Binomial name
Hippocampus zebra
Whitley, 1964
  • Hippocampus montebelloensis Kuiter, 2001

The zebra seahorse (Hippocampus zebra) is a species of fish in the family Syngnathidae. It is endemic to northern Australia.


This species of fish has been found inshore in and around coral reefs and it can also be found in areas with sand and mud bottoms, possibly associated with gorgonians.[2] The maximum reported depth is 69 m.[3]. It is ovoviviparous, the male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is situated under the tail.[2]


  1. ^ a b Pollom, R. (2017). "Hippocampus zebra". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T107261083A54906819. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Hippocampus zenra" in FishBase. February 2018 version.
  3. ^ Seahorse.fisheries.ubc.ca

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