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Hippocampus erectus


Hippocampus erectus was originally described as Hippocampus erectus by Perry in 1810. It belongs to the family Syngnathidae and subfamily Syngnathinae. It is commonly known as Lined seahorse but has many other common names such as lined seahorse in USA, Lined seahorse in Bahamas, Caballito erecto in Cuba, Hippocampe rayé in France, Lined seahorse in St. Helena. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   erectus
AuthorWI   Perry [G.]
AuthorNI   Perry
Qualification   ---
Year   1810
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Syngnathiformes Syngnathiformes
Family   Syngnathidae
Syngnathinae Syngnathinae
Genus   Hippocampus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Syngnathiformes
Family   Syngnathidae
Subfamily   Syngnathinae
Genus   Hippocampus
Original Name   Hippocampus        
Taxon Name   erectus
Original Combination   Hippocampus erectus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Hippocampus erectus
OriginalSubGenus   Hippocampus
Original Author   Perry
Original AuthorWI   Perry [G.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1810
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Syngnathinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   American Seas, Mexico, West Indies.
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   No types known
Journal   Arcana
Citation   v. 1
Page   Unnumbered p. 177
Illustrations   Pl. 45

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Hippocampus erectus
Current Species erectus
Current Genus Hippocampus
Current AuthorWI Perry [G.]
Current AuthorNI Perry
Current Year 1810
Current Family Syngnathidae
Current Subfamily
Syngnathinae Syngnathinae

Habitat marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Rare in most areas, but may be locally common in certain places. Usually attached to gorgonians or seagrasses but may occur in floating @Sargassum@ or swimming freely in midwater (Ref. 9710). Those that live in @Sargassum@ usually have bony protuberances and fleshy tabs that may serve as camouflage.
Depth Range From 1 to 73 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Hippocampus erectus  Perry 1810. Syngnathidae: Syngnathinae.
Name History   •Valid as Hippocampus erectus Perry 1810 -- (Smith 1986:418 [ref. 22186], Robins & Ray 1986:124 [ref. 23100], Edwards & Glass 1987:633 [ref. 9166], Scott & Scott 1988:349 [ref. 25518], McAllister 1990:135 [ref. 14674], Cervigón 1991:275 [ref. 24472], Boschung 1992:95 [ref. 23239], Gomon 1997:250 [ref. 22842], Murdy et al. 1997:138 [ref. 23144], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:1056 [ref. 23897], Aguilera 1998:48 [ref. 24221], Lourie et al. 1999:83 [ref. 23993], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:235 [ref. 24550], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:189 [ref. 25013], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:155 [ref. 27754], Klein-MacPhee in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002:322 [ref. 26158], Fritzsche & Vincent 2003:1224 [ref. 27044], Menezes & Moura in Menezes et al. 2003:71 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:18 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:111 [ref. 27807], Piacentino & Luzzatto 2004:344 [ref. 28610], Kuiter 2009:72 [ref. 30404], García-Hernández et al. 2009:92 [ref. 37265], Page et al. 2013:114 [ref. 32708], Silveira et al. 2014:320 [ref. 33493], Lourie 2016:128 [ref. 34505], Lourie et al. 2016:24 [ref. 34632], Nión et al. 2016:44 [ref. 35565], Hamilton et al. 2016:Supplement 2 [ref. 35615], Spier et al. 2018:8 [ref. 36103]).

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abdominalis Hippocampus abdominalis Lesson [R. P.] 1827Valid
agnesae Hippocampus agnesae Fowler [H. W.] 1907Synonym
aimei Hippocampus aimei Roule [L.] 1916Synonym
alatus Hippocampus alatus Kuiter [R. H.] 2001Synonym
algiricus Hippocampus algiricus Kaup [J. J.] 1856Valid
angustus Hippocampus angustus Günther [A.] 1870Valid
antiquorum Hippocampus antiquorum Leach [W. E.] in Leach & Nodder 1814Synonym
antiquus Hippocampus antiquus Risso [A.] 1827Synonym
arnei Hippocampus arnei Roule [L.] 1916Synonym
aterrimus Hippocampus aterrimus Jordan [D. S.] & Snyder [J. O.] 1901Synonym
atrichus Hippocampus atrichus De la Pylaie [A. J. M.] 1835Synonym
barbouri Hippocampus barbouri Jordan [D. S.] & Richardson [R. E.] 1908Valid
bargibanti Hippocampus bargibanti Whitley [G. P.] 1970Valid
bicuspis Hippocampus bicuspis Kaup [J. J.] 1856In family
biocellatus Hippocampus biocellatus Kuiter [R. H.] 2001Synonym
bleekeri Hippocampus bleekeri Fowler [H. W.] 1907Synonym
borboniensis Hippocampus borboniensis Duméril [A. H. A.] 1870Valid
brachyrhynchus Hippocampus brachyrhynchus Duncker [G.] 1914Synonym
breviceps Hippocampus breviceps Peters [W. C. H.] 1869Valid
brevirostris Hippocampus brevirostris Schinz [H. R.] 1822Synonym
brunneus Hippocampus brunneus Bean [T. H.] 1906Synonym
camelopardalis Hippocampus camelopardalis Bianconi [G. G.] 1854Valid
capensis Hippocampus capensis Boulenger [G. A.] 1900Valid
casscsio Hippocampus casscsio Zhang [Y.-H.], Qin [G.], Wang [X.] & Lin [Q.] 2016Valid
chinensis Hippocampus chinensis Basilewsky [S.] 1855Synonym
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