Hippocampus pontohi, Lourie & Kuiter 2008

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: 36-37

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Hippocampus pontohi


H. pontohi Lourie & Kuiter 2008 

English common name. Pontoh’s Pygmy Seahorse Synonyms. H. severnsi Lourie and Kuiter 2008  .

Distribution. Indonesia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, USA ( Northern Mariana Islands).

Holtoype: MZB 13593. Paratypes: MZB 13596, 13597.

Type locality. Bunaken , North Sulawesi, Indonesia. 

Notes. H. severnsi  is considered a synonym based on the fact that its original description (Lourie & Kuiter

2008) does not include distinct morphological characters (colour only) (Appendix L). Recent genetic analyses

confirm this synonymy (H. Hamilton, in litt. to SL and RP, 13 Feb 2015).