Abstract

A new species of seahorse, Hippocampus colemani, is described from Lord Howe Island off eastern Australia. It can be distinguished from congeners by the following combined features: very small size (to about 23 mm in height), very deep trunk (about 60% in its length), low number of tail rings (27-29) and most distinctly, a single gill opening, placed dorsally behind the head.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Kuiter, 2003, Rec. Aust. Mus. 55(2): 113–116
Author
Rudie H. Kuiter
Year
2003
Title
A new pygmy seahorse (Pisces: Syngnathidae: Hippocampus) from Lord Howe Island
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
55
Issue
2
Start Page
113
End Page
116
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.55.2003.1382
Language
English
Plates
online version with figures in colour
Date Published
13 August 2003
Cover Date
13 August 2003
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
FISHES; TAXONOMY; LORD HOWE ISLAND
Digitized
13 August 2003
Available Online
13 August 2003
Reference Number
1382
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