A new seahorse from the South China Sea

Main report: A new species of seahorse (Teleostei: Syngnathidae) from the South China Sea
(Zootaxa)

Scientific Paper: Zootaxa    (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Hippocampus casscsio
Species named for: the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Categories: Fish | New Species
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A new species of seahorse, Hippocampus casscsio sp. nov. was collected over shallow seagrass beds in Beibu Bay, China.  This seahorse species has a large population in south China’s coast, with body sizes and shape and molecular characteristics different with the current known species.

Photo: Qiang Lin, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology

Photo: Qiang Lin, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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