Hippocampus whitei, Bleeker 1855

Sara A. Lourie, Riley A. Pollom & Sarah J. Foster, 2016, A global revision of the Seahorses Hippocampus Rafinesque 1810 (Actinopterygii: Syngnathiformes): Taxonomy and biogeography with recommendations for further research, Zootaxa 4146 (1), pp. 1-66: 43

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Hippocampus whitei
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H. whitei Bleeker 1855 

English common names. White’s Seahorse, common seahorse, New Holland seahorse, Sydney seahorse.

Synonyms. H. novaehollandiae Steindacher 1866  ; H. procerus Kuiter 2001  .

Neotype: I.40831-018.

Type locality. Sydney Harbour , New South Wales, Australia. 

Distribution. Australia (east), Solomon Islands.

Notes. Meristic and morphological data do not separate purported H. procerus  from H. whitei  (Appendix O), nor do genetics. Four specimens from Moreton Bay (the type locality for H. procerus  ) included three haplotypes, each of which was identical to a haplotype from Sydney Harbour (type locality for H. whitei  ) (H. Hamilton, in litt. to SL and RP, 13 Feb 2015).