Winged seahorse

Posted by richis2000 on 9/11/2017

Observation details

When did you see it? Species guess Current ID
2014-08-30 Hippocampus alatus (Winged Seahorse) Winged seahorse
Hippocampus alatus

Description

This is an old observation, from 30.08.12; however, I thought it might be valuable for a range extension and the lack of data on H. alatus.

Activity

lilystanton commented
Great! @richis2000 Thanks for adding your old observation of this poorly known species. Although it is not currently considered a valid species (H. alatus was tentatively synonymized with H. spinosissimus in the latest taxonomic revision by Lourie et al. 2016) more data may help to regain its species status, as seahorse taxonomy is always changing as new information becomes available!
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