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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Actinopterygii (class)  »  Syngnathiformes (order)  »  Syngnathidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 282110 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Hippocampus spinosissimus   Weber, 1913

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 282 Syngnathidae (Pipefishes) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Queensland Seahorse
Organism Type: a seahorse
Synonyms: Hippocampus queenslandicus Horne, 2001 [CAAB and other references between 2001 and 2016]
Hippocampus sp. 4 (of Kuiter, 2000)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 282900     Hippocampus spp.
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2008-11-19.
Occurrence locations [42] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 9 to 77 m.
Taxon Notes:Multiple authors (Teske et al 2007, Lourie et al 2016, Australian Faunal Directory) have recently regarded Hippocampus queenslandicus as a synonym of H. spinosissimus, so that name is followed here. In Australia, Hippocampus spinossissimus is known from ENE of Monte Bello Islands, WA (20°17'E) to E of North Stradbroke Is. (27°37'S), Qld in 12-70 m depth.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
FoA 1549
View at FoA
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-11
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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