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borboniensis, Hippocampus Duméril [A. H. A.] 1870:520 [Histoire naturelle des poissons ou ichthyologie générale v. 2; ref. 1147] Réunion, western Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): MNHN 0000-9206. Type catalog: Bertin & Estève 1950:53 [ref. 19576]. Based on specimens and literature source. •Synonym of Hippocampus whitei Bleeker 1855 -- (Fricke 1999:152 [ref. 24106]). •Synonym of Hippocampus kuda Bleeker 1852 -- (Lourie et al. 2016:31 [ref. 34632]). •Valid as Hippocampus borboniensis Duméril 1870 -- (Lourie et al. 1999:79 [ref. 23993], Fricke et al. 2009:37 [ref. 30213], Kuiter 2009:114 [ref. 30404] misspelled borboriensis, Lourie 2016:109 [ref. 34505], Hamilton et al. 2016:Supplement 2 [ref. 35615], Fricke et al. 2018:124 [ref. 35805], Eagderi et al. 2019:133 [ref. 37020], Stiller et al. 2022: Additional file p. 20 [ref. 39142]). Current status: Valid as Hippocampus borboniensis Duméril 1870. Syngnathidae: Syngnathinae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: South Africa and Mozambique (East Africa) to Seychelles, Madagascar, Réunion (western Mascarenes) and Maldives; Persian Gulf. Habitat: marine.


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