Hippocampus taeniopterus Bleeker 1852,

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 95

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Hippocampus taeniopterus Bleeker 1852


Hippocampus taeniopterus Bleeker 1852  —Common seahorse ( Fig. 38View FIGURE 38)

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 16 May 2009, and by Dean Tully at 1 m depth on 19 Sept. 2015, and at 8 m depth on 26 Sept. 2015. Previously misidentified as Hippocampus kuda  (non Bleeker, 1852) by Duncker & Mohr 1925: 18 (Kavieng, New Ireland), based on ZMH 12952View Materials (2).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Indonesia and Papua New Guinea east to Fiji, south to New Caledonia. Found among seagrass and in mud habitats, 5–30 m depth. Marine.