Australian Museum Journal A new seahorse species (Syngnathidae: Hippocampus) from the Great Barrier Reef

Shortform:
Horne, 2001, Rec. Aust. Mus. 53(2): 243–246
Author(s):
Horne, M. L.
Year published:
2001
Title:
A new seahorse species (Syngnathidae: Hippocampus) from the Great Barrier Reef
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
53
Issue:
2
Start page:
243
End page:
246
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.53.2001.1330
Language:
English
Date published:
12 September 2001
Cover date:
12 September 2001
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
12 September 2001
Available online:
12 September 2001
Reference number:
1330
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
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Complete work:
Complete work (39kb PDF)

Abstract

A new seahorse, Hippocampus queenslandicus (family Syngnathidae) is described from northern Queensland, Australia. Diagnostic characters include meristics: 15-18 dorsal-fin rays, 16-17 pectoral-fin rays, 10-11 trunk rings, 34-36 tail rings, and the presence of body and tail spines, as well as a moderately low coronet with five distinct spines.