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jayakari, Hippocampus Boulenger [G. A.] 1900:51, Fig. [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 7) v. 6 (no. 31); ref. 14719] Muscat, Oman, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, northwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1900.5.23.1. •Appears to be a synonym of Hippocampus histrix Kaup 1853 -- (Randall 1995:103 [ref. 22896]). •Valid as Hippocampus jayakari Boulenger 1900 -- (Lourie et al. 1999:105 [ref. 23993], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S102 [ref. 27377], Randall 2005:110 [ref. 28239], Mehanna & Al-Mahdawi 2006:124 [ref. 36858], Fricke et al. 2009:37 [ref. 30213], Kuiter 2009:86 [ref. 30404], Golani & Bogorodsky 2010:64 [ref. 35264], Jawad et al. 2011:147 [ref. 31521], Lourie 2016:96 [ref. 34505], Lourie et al. 2016:29 [ref. 34632], Hamilton et al. 2016:Supplement 2 [ref. 35615], Golani & Fricke 2018:51 [ref. 36273], Eagderi et al. 2019:134 [ref. 37020]). Current status: Valid as Hippocampus jayakari Boulenger 1900. Syngnathidae: Syngnathinae. Distribution: Red Sea, western Indian Ocean: East Africa, Persian Gulf, Seychelles, RĂ©union and Mauritius (western Mascarenes) east to Maldives. Habitat: marine.


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