Hippocampus kelloggi

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: 31

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Hippocampus kelloggi


H. kelloggi  Jordan & Snyder 1901

English common names. Great Seahorse, Kellogg’s seahorse, offshore seahorse.

Holotype. CAS-SU 6521.

Type locality. Kagoshima, Japan. 

Synonyms. H. suezensis Duncker 1940  .

Distribution. Australia (northeast), China ( Hong Kong SAR and Province of Taiwan), Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Caledonia, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, Tanzania, Viet Nam.

Notes. Jawad et al. (2011) conclude there are morphological differences between H. kelloggi  and specimens from Oman (potentially H. suezensis  ), however the crucial table containing distinguishing characteristics is missing from that paper and could thus not be Evaluated for this current revision. The specimens that we have examined do not show meristic differences (Appendix H). One of the paratype specimens identified as H. alatus  appears to be a specimen of H. kelloggi  (Appendix N), as are several specimens identified by Kuiter (2001) as H. tristis  .


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