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watermeyeri, Syngnathus Smith [J. L. B.] 1963:538, Pl. 82 (figs. G-H) [Ichthyological Bulletin, Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University No. 27; ref. 6516] Bushmans River near Port Alfred, 33°50'S, South Africa, western Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 124. Other specimens: (11) GCRL [ex SAIAB [formerly RUSI]] (2), NMW 75532 (1), RMNH 920 (orig. 13, now 11). •Valid as Syngnathus watermeyeri Smith 1963 -- (Dawson 1985:190 [ref. 6541], Dawson 1986:457 [ref. 5650], Dawson 1986:287 [ref. 6201], Whitfield 1995:152 [ref. 22144], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:141 [ref. 28072], Kuiter 2009:257 [ref. 30404], Hamilton et al. 2016:Supplement 3 [ref. 35615]). Current status: Valid as Syngnathus watermeyeri Smith 1963. Syngnathidae: Syngnathinae. Distribution: South Africa. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.