Hippocampus camelopardalis, Bianconi 1854

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: 18

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Hippocampus camelopardalis


H. camelopardalis Bianconi 1854 

English common names. Giraffe Seahorse.

Type specimen. Unknown (but see BMNH 1920.12.6.2).

Type locality. Mozambique. 

Synonyms. H. subcoronatus Günther 1866 (in Playfair & Günther 1866)  .

Distribution. Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania.

Notes. The name H. subcoronatus  has barely been used except in Günther’s original description. We synonymize it with H. camelopardalis  based on the description, illustration, and our examination of the type specimen.