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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae Pipefishes and seahorses
Subfamily: Hippocampinae
Genus: Hippocampus

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54 species (see list below)

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Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm OT
Hippocampus abdominalis Lesson, 1827

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus abdominalis
[Big-belly seahorse]

Photo by Zuberbuhler, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 13.6 cm OT
Hippocampus alatus Kuiter, 2001

Photo by Zuberbuhler, T.
 
Hippocampus alatus
[Winged seahorse]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 19.2 cm OT
Hippocampus algiricus Kaup, 1856

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Hippocampus algiricus
[West African seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Hippocampus angustus Günther, 1870

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus angustus
[Narrow-bellied seahorse]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm OT
Hippocampus barbouri Jordan & Richardson, 1908

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Hippocampus barbouri
[Barbour's seahorse]

Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 2.4 cm OT
Hippocampus bargibanti Whitley, 1970

Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com
 
Hippocampus bargibanti
[Pygmy seahorse]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.8 cm OT

 
Hippocampus biocellatus
[False-eyed seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14 cm OT
Hippocampus borboniensis Duméril, 1870

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus borboniensis
[Réunion seahorse]

Photo by Good, P.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Hippocampus breviceps Peters, 1869

Photo by Good, P.
 
Hippocampus breviceps
[Short-head seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Hippocampus camelopardalis Bianconi, 1854

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus camelopardalis
[Giraffe seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 12.1 cm OT
Hippocampus capensis Boulenger, 1900

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus capensis
[Knysna seahorse]

Photo by Steene, R.

Pasific Ocean
Max. Length 2.7 cm SL
Hippocampus colemani Kuiter, 2003

Photo by Steene, R.
 
Hippocampus colemani
[Coleman's pygmy seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 18.7 cm OT
Hippocampus comes Cantor, 1849

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus comes
[Tiger tail seahorse]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 10.8 cm SL
Hippocampus coronatus Temminck & Schlegel, 1850

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Hippocampus coronatus
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 9.8 cm SL

 
Hippocampus curvicuspis
[New Caledonian thorny seahorse]
No picture found
Red Sea
Max. Length 2.4 cm SL

 
Hippocampus debelius
[Softcoral seahorse]

Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com

Western Pacific
Max. Length 2.4 cm SL
Hippocampus denise Lourie & Randall, 2003

Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com
 
Hippocampus denise
[Denise's pygmy seahorse]

Photo by Figueiredo, J.L./Menezes, N.A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 19 cm OT
Hippocampus erectus Perry, 1810

Photo by Figueiredo, J.L./Menezes, N.A.
 
Hippocampus erectus
[Lined seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm OT
Hippocampus fisheri Jordan & Evermann, 1903

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus fisheri
[Fisher's seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14.4 cm OT
Hippocampus fuscus Rüppell, 1838

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus fuscus
[Sea pony]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10.5 cm OT

 
Hippocampus grandiceps
[Big-head seahorse]

Photo by Luquet, D.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 21.5 cm SL
Hippocampus guttulatus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Luquet, D.
 
Hippocampus guttulatus
[Long-snouted seahorse]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10.4 cm OT

 
Hippocampus hendriki
[Eastern spiny seahorse]

Photo by Neto, G.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Hippocampus hippocampus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Neto, G.
 
Hippocampus hippocampus
[Short snouted seahorse]

Photo by Bednarzik, J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Hippocampus histrix Kaup, 1856

Photo by Bednarzik, J.
 
Hippocampus histrix
[Thorny seahorse]

Photo by Lavan, J.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Hippocampus ingens Girard, 1858

Photo by Lavan, J.
 
Hippocampus ingens
[Pacific seahorse]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14 cm OT
Hippocampus jayakari Boulenger, 1900

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hippocampus jayakari
[Jayakar's seahorse]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 4.4 cm OT

 
Hippocampus jugumus
[Collared seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm OT
Hippocampus kelloggi Jordan & Snyder, 1901

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus kelloggi
[Great seahorse]

Photo by Greenfield, J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Hippocampus kuda Bleeker, 1852

Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Hippocampus kuda
[Spotted seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4 cm OT
Hippocampus lichtensteinii Kaup, 1856

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus lichtensteinii
[Lichtenstein's Seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm OT
Hippocampus minotaur Gomon, 1997

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus minotaur
[Bullneck seahorse]

Photo by Marine Conservation Cambodia (MCC)

Western Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm OT
Hippocampus mohnikei Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Marine Conservation Cambodia (MCC)
 
Hippocampus mohnikei
[Japanese seahorse]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.8 cm OT

 
Hippocampus montebelloensis
[Monte Bello seahorse]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm OT

 
Hippocampus multispinus
[Northern spiny seahorse]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Hippocampus paradoxus
[Paradoxical seahorse]

Photo by Díaz de Astarloa, J.M.

Southwest Atlantic

Hippocampus patagonicus Piacentino & Luzzatto, 2004

Photo by Díaz de Astarloa, J.M.
 
Hippocampus patagonicus
[]

Photo by Winkel, D.

South East Asia
Max. Length 1.7 cm SL
Hippocampus pontohi Lourie & Kuiter, 2008

Photo by Winkel, D.
 
Hippocampus pontohi
[Pontoh's pygmy seahorse]

Photo by Banks, I.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm OT
Hippocampus procerus Kuiter, 2001

Photo by Banks, I.
 
Hippocampus procerus
[High-crown seahorse]
No picture found
Western Pacific

 
Hippocampus pusillus
[Pygmy thorny seahorse]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 11.6 cm OT

 
Hippocampus queenslandicus
[Queensland seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 17.5 cm OT
Hippocampus reidi Ginsburg, 1933

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus reidi
[Longsnout seahorse]

Photo by Henke, M.

South East Asia
Max. Length 1.4 cm SL
Hippocampus satomiae Lourie & Kuiter, 2008

Photo by Henke, M.
 
Hippocampus satomiae
[Satomi's pygmy seahorse]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm OT

 
Hippocampus semispinosus
[Half-spined seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm OT
Hippocampus sindonis Jordan & Snyder, 1901

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus sindonis
[Dhiho's seahorse]

Photo by Marine Conservation Cambodia (MCC)

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 17.2 cm OT
Hippocampus spinosissimus Weber, 1913

Photo by Marine Conservation Cambodia (MCC)
 
Hippocampus spinosissimus
[Hedgehog seahorse]

Photo by Maddern, M.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm OT
Hippocampus subelongatus Castelnau, 1873

Photo by Maddern, M.
 
Hippocampus subelongatus
[West Australian seahorse]

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 27.5 cm TL
Hippocampus suezensis Duncker, 1940

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Hippocampus suezensis
[Egyptian seahorse]

Photo by Marine Conservation Cambodia (MCC)

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Hippocampus trimaculatus Leach, 1814

Photo by Marine Conservation Cambodia (MCC)
 
Hippocampus trimaculatus
[Longnose seahorse]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.1 cm TL
Hippocampus tyro Randall & Lourie, 2009

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hippocampus tyro
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 1.8 cm SL

 
Hippocampus waleananus
[Walea pygmy seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm OT
Hippocampus whitei Bleeker, 1855

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus whitei
[White's seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm OT
Hippocampus zebra Whitley, 1964

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus zebra
[Zebra seahorse]

Photo by Lourie, S.A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Hippocampus zosterae Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Lourie, S.A.
 
Hippocampus zosterae
[Dwarf seahorse]
54 Species of Family Syngnathidae with Genus Hippocampus
(Pipefishes and seahorses)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1827 Hippocampus abdominalis Big-belly seahorse Southwest Pacific 35 OT
2001 Hippocampus alatus Winged seahorse Indo-West Pacific 13.6 OT
1856 Hippocampus algiricus West African seahorse Eastern Central Atlantic 19.2 OT
1870 Hippocampus angustus Narrow-bellied seahorse Eastern Indian Ocean 22 TL
1908 Hippocampus barbouri Barbour's seahorse Western Central Pacific 15 OT
1970 Hippocampus bargibanti Pygmy seahorse Indo-West Pacific 2.4 OT
2001 Hippocampus biocellatus False-eyed seahorse Eastern Indian Ocean 10.8 OT
1870 Hippocampus borboniensis Réunion seahorse Western Indian Ocean 14 OT
1869 Hippocampus breviceps Short-head seahorse Indo-Pacific 15 TL
1854 Hippocampus camelopardalis Giraffe seahorse Western Indian Ocean 10 TL
1900 Hippocampus capensis Knysna seahorse Southeast Atlantic 12.1 OT
2003 Hippocampus colemani Coleman's pygmy seahorse Pasific Ocean 2.7 SL
1849 Hippocampus comes Tiger tail seahorse Western Central Pacific 18.7 OT
1850 Hippocampus coronatus Northwest Pacific 10.8 SL
2004 Hippocampus curvicuspis New Caledonian thorny seahorse Western Pacific 9.8 SL
2009 Hippocampus debelius Softcoral seahorse Red Sea 2.4 SL
2003 Hippocampus denise Denise's pygmy seahorse Western Pacific 2.4 SL
1810 Hippocampus erectus Lined seahorse Western Atlantic 19 OT
1903 Hippocampus fisheri Fisher's seahorse Western Pacific 8 OT
1838 Hippocampus fuscus Sea pony Indian Ocean 14.4 OT
2001 Hippocampus grandiceps Big-head seahorse Western Central Pacific 10.5 OT
1829 Hippocampus guttulatus Long-snouted seahorse Eastern Atlantic 21.5 SL
2001 Hippocampus hendriki Eastern spiny seahorse Western Central Pacific 10.4 OT
1758 Hippocampus hippocampus Short snouted seahorse Eastern Atlantic 15 TL
1856 Hippocampus histrix Thorny seahorse Indo-Pacific 17 TL
1858 Hippocampus ingens Pacific seahorse Eastern Pacific 30 TL
1900 Hippocampus jayakari Jayakar's seahorse Western Indian Ocean 14 OT
2001 Hippocampus jugumus Collared seahorse Southwest Pacific 4.4 OT
1901 Hippocampus kelloggi Great seahorse Indo-West Pacific 28 OT
1852 Hippocampus kuda Spotted seahorse Indo-Pacific 30 TL
1856 Hippocampus lichtensteinii Lichtenstein's Seahorse Western Indian Ocean 4 OT
1997 Hippocampus minotaur Bullneck seahorse Southwest Pacific 5 OT
1853 Hippocampus mohnikei Japanese seahorse Western Pacific 8 OT
2001 Hippocampus montebelloensis Monte Bello seahorse Eastern Indian Ocean 7.8 OT
2001 Hippocampus multispinus Northern spiny seahorse Western Central Pacific 14 OT
2010 Hippocampus paradoxus Paradoxical seahorse Eastern Indian Ocean 6.5 SL
2004 Hippocampus patagonicus Southwest Atlantic
2008 Hippocampus pontohi Pontoh's pygmy seahorse South East Asia 1.7 SL
2001 Hippocampus procerus High-crown seahorse Western Central Pacific 11 OT
2004 Hippocampus pusillus Pygmy thorny seahorse Western Pacific
2001 Hippocampus queenslandicus Queensland seahorse Western Central Pacific 11.6 OT
1933 Hippocampus reidi Longsnout seahorse Western Atlantic 17.5 OT
2008 Hippocampus satomiae Satomi's pygmy seahorse South East Asia 1.4 SL
2001 Hippocampus semispinosus Half-spined seahorse Western Central Pacific 18 OT
1901 Hippocampus sindonis Dhiho's seahorse Northwest Pacific 8 OT
1913 Hippocampus spinosissimus Hedgehog seahorse Indo-Pacific 17.2 OT
1873 Hippocampus subelongatus West Australian seahorse Eastern Indian Ocean 20 OT
1940 Hippocampus suezensis Egyptian seahorse Western Indian Ocean 27.5 TL
1814 Hippocampus trimaculatus Longnose seahorse Indo-Pacific 22 TL
2009 Hippocampus tyro Western Indian Ocean 6.1 TL
2009 Hippocampus waleananus Walea pygmy seahorse Asia 1.8 SL
1855 Hippocampus whitei White's seahorse Southwest Pacific 13 OT
1964 Hippocampus zebra Zebra seahorse Western Central Pacific 8 OT
1882 Hippocampus zosterae Dwarf seahorse Western Atlantic 5 TL



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