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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:5d22f753-dd55-488c-bda7-b840a268e1a9

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

Data Links

JSON

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WMS

To use WMS services, copy and paste the following GetCapabilities URL into your OGC client (e.g. uDIG, ESRI ArcGIS)
http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Hippocampus whitei
For higher taxa, this will give you a hierarchical listing of layers for each taxon.

RDF

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Further details

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats
Conservation status
IUCNData Deficient

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  • representative image of taxa
    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: F. Steindachner, 1866 - Zur Fischfauna von Port Jackson in Australien
    Rights: F. Steindachner, 1866 - Zur Fischfauna von Port Jackson in Australien

Online resources

Australian National Fish Collection Images
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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota
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Encyclopedia of Life
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Reef Life Survey Images
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Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 1.333
Behaviour: The species is common in estuarine Posidonia beds and is particularly abundant in Sydney Harbour, but in southern waters only vagrants associated with drifting algae have been found
Common_Name: Whites seahorse;White's seahorse
Depth: 0–20 m
Description: White’s seahorse has 15–17 rays in the dorsal fin and a long snout
Distribution: Narooma to Newcastle, NSW.
Frequency: 0.145
Habitat: Sheltered seagrass, reef
IUCN_Threat_status: Data Deficient
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Max_size: 150 mm
Range: 96.358
Threats: Illegal fishing for East Asian medicinal market
similar_species: The colour is variable, with browns and yellows dominant, and the body is usually flecked with fine white spots that are much smaller and more numerous than the spots on the shorthead seahorse
South Australian Fish from the AFD

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Hippocampus whitei

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Hippocampus novaehollandiae Steindachner, 1866 Steindachner, 1866
Published in: Steindachner, F. 1866. Zur Fischfauna von Port Jackson in Australien. Sber. Akad. Wiss. Wien Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. Vol. 53 (1) pp. 424-480 figs 1-7

Common Names

Common name Source
White's Seahorse
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Common Sea-horse
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Sydney Seahorse
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New Holland Seahorse
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
suprageneric
PISCES
class
ACTINOPTERYGII
subphylum
EUTELEOSTEI
superorder
ACANTHOPTERYGII
order
GASTEROSTEIFORMES
family
SYNGNATHIDAE
genus
Hippocampus
species
Hippocampus whitei  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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Name references found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library

Name references found in the TROVE - NLA

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