The first record of Hippocampus denise (Syngnathidae) from Australia

Foster, Ralph, Bridge, Thomas C. L. and Bongaerts, Pim (2012) The first record of Hippocampus denise (Syngnathidae) from Australia. Aqua international Journal of Ichthyology, 18 1: 55-57.

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Author Foster, Ralph
Bridge, Thomas C. L.
Bongaerts, Pim
Title The first record of Hippocampus denise (Syngnathidae) from Australia
Journal name Aqua international Journal of Ichthyology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0945-9871
Publication date 2012-01-15
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 18
Issue 1
Start page 55
End page 57
Total pages 3
Place of publication Miradolo Terme (PV), Italy
Publisher aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A specimen of Hippocampus denise (Syngnathidae) recently collected from the outer Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, constitutes the first record of this species from Australian waters. Counts and proportional measurements confirm the identity of the specimen. It was taken by ROV at a depth greater than previously reported for the species and from a new host species of octocoral. We postulate that one reason for the species having previously evaded detection in the region is due to the paucity of knowledge of Australian mesophotic reef systems and briefly discuss the implications of this on assessing the species’ conservation status.
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