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Lost species Bullneck Seahorse
data deficient

Bullneck Seahorse

SCIENTIFIC NAME: HIPPOCAMPUS MINOTAUR
LAST SEEN: LAST COLLECTED IN 1996, FROM AUSTRALIA
YEARS LOST: 22
DATA DEFICIENT

 

The only known individuals of this pygmy seahorse were collected on the coast of Eden, Australia, but the Bullneck Seahorse has never been seen in the wild. Scientists believe it lives in sand beds at the bottom of the ocean (more than 100 meters underwater) and may inhabit gorgonian corals. No information is available about the Bullneck Seahorse’s density, distribution, ecology, behavior, population trends, genetic structure or life history traits. Dedicated field surveys will require scuba diving and fisheries sampling.

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