Australian Museum Journal A new pygmy seahorse (Pisces: Syngnathidae: Hippocampus) from Lord Howe Island

Shortform:
Kuiter, 2003, Rec. Aust. Mus. 55(2): 113–116
Author(s):
Kuiter, Rudie H.
Year published:
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
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (11kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2192kb PDF)

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.