Black seahorse

Updated on 12 January 2021

Common name : Black seahorse; short-snouted seahorse
Scientific name: Hippocampus hippocampus
Synonyms: Hippocampus antiquorum, Hippocampus antiquus, Hippocampus brevirostris, Hippocampus europaeus, Hippocampus heptagonus, Hippocampus pentagonus, Hippocampus rondeletii, Hippocampus vulgaris
Distribution: Atlantic - eastern central, northeast, Mediterranean and Black Sea
CITES listing: Appendix II (15/05/04)
Photo: © patrick.louisy [at] (Patrick Louisy) (taken at the Banyuls aquarium, south of France)


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