Abstract

Australian species of seahorses (genus Hippocampus) are reviewed and descriptions of nine new species from Australian and adjacent waters are presented: H. jugumus n.sp. (Lord Howe Island), H. biocellatus n.sp. (Shark Bay, Western Australia), H. alatus n.sp. (northern Australia), H. semispinosus n.sp. (Timor Sea, southern Indonesia), H. montebelloensis n.sp. (Monte Bello Islands, Western Australia), H. procerus n.sp. (tropical eastern Australia), H. multispinus n.sp. (northern Australia), H. hendriki n.sp. (northeastern Queensland), and H. grandiceps n.sp. (Gulf of Carpentaria). A total of twenty-four species have been collected in Australian waters, and additional species may be found as these are known to occur in neighbouring waters. Diagnosis and a key for the Australian species are provided.

 
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Kuiter, 2001, Rec. Aust. Mus. 53(3): 293–340
Author
Rudie H. Kuiter
Year
2001
Title
Revision of the Australian seahorses of the genus Hippocampus (Syngnathiformes: Syngnathidae) with descriptions of nine new species
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
53
Issue
3
Start Page
293
End Page
340
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.53.2001.1350
Language
English
Date Published
12 December 2001
Cover Date
12 December 2001
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
FISHES; TAXONOMY; CORAL
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12 December 2001
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12 December 2001
Reference Number
1350
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