Australian Museum Journal Revision of the Australian seahorses of the genus Hippocampus (Syngnathiformes: Syngnathidae) with descriptions of nine new species

Shortform:
Kuiter, 2001, Rec. Aust. Mus. 53(3): 293–340
Author(s):
Kuiter, Rudie H.
Year published:
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
Digitized:
12 December 2001
Available online:
12 December 2001
Reference number:
1350
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Title page:
Title page (11kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1771kb PDF)

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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