Great seahorse (Hippocampus kelloggi)

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Great seahorse fact file

Great seahorse description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderSyngnathiformes
FamilySyngnathidae
GenusHippocampus (1)

Information on the great seahorse is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
Kellogg's Seahorse, Offshore Seahorse.
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Great seahorse status

Classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Vulnerable

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (February, 2013)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
  2. CITES (October, 2008)
    http://www.cites.org
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Great seahorse at rest near the seabed  
Great seahorse at rest near the seabed

© Richard Smith - www.OceanRealmImages.com

Richard Smith
richard@oceanrealmimages.com
http://www.oceanrealmimages.com/

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