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Title: First distributional record of the giraffe seahorse, Hippocampus camelopardalis Bianconi 1854 (Family: Syngnathidae) from Gulf of Kachchh waters, North west coast of India.
Authors: Subburaman, S.
Murugan, A.
Goutham, S.
Kaul, Rahul
Jothi, P.V.R. Prem
Balasubramanian, T.
Keywords: Seahorse;Sea;Ss;Reef;Gulf of Kachchh;Fs
Issue Date: Mar-2014
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Hippocampus camelopardalis was described based on the occurrence of a single specimen obtained from Mithapur reef region from the Gulf of Kachchh Marine National Park region, Gujarat. The discovery of this seahorse is considered as new record based on the review of earlier literature from Indian waters. The observed species is currently reported to occur from South African waters and present study infers its distributional range to Arabian Sea (Indian west coast). The observed specimen shows similarity to other seahorse species like H.trimaculatus and H.whitei based on the occurrence of three spots on its body and snout length respectively.
Page(s): 408-411
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.43(03) [March 2014]

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