Hippocampus haema Han, Kim, Kai & Senou, 2017
- GBIF Backbone Taxonomy
- Published in
- Han, Sang-Yun, Jin-Koo Kim, Yoshiaki Kai & Hiroshi Senou. 2017. Seahorses of the Hippocampus coronatus complex: taxonomic revision, and description of Hippocampus haema, a new species from Korea and Japan (Teleostei, Syngnathidae). ZooKeys 712: 113-139.
- Hippocampus haema
Diagnosis. A species of Hippocampus having a bony body; double gill openings; R 10 + 35 38, mode 10 + 36 (holotype: 10 + 36); coronet moderately high and turned back on top; CoT 4; CHGO 22.7 41.6 % HL; CHMC 34.1 54.9 % HL; a WS on the dorsal fin base.
Etymology. The Korean word Haema means seahorse , which connotes representative and common . Thus, the scientific and Korean names Haema were chosen to indicate that this seahorse is the one most commonly found in Korea. The Japanese name Himetatsu means princess seahorse or dwarf seahorse , and refers to its lower coronet and smaller body compared to H. coronatus.