Hippocampus debelius, Gomon & Kuiter 2009

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: 23

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Hippocampus debelius


H. debelius Gomon & Kuiter 2009 

English common name. Softcoral Seahorse.

Holotype. NMV A 29864-001.

Type locality. Red Sea, Hurghada , Erg Camel, Egypt. 

Synonyms. None.

Distribution. Egypt (Red Sea).

Notes. This species is clearly distinguishable from all other seahorses based on morphology and meristic data, but is known from very few specimens/observations. Further research is needed.