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villosus, Hippocampus G√ľnther [A.] 1880:8, Pl. 1 (fig. D) [Report on the shore fishes procured during the voyage of H. M. S. Challenger in the years 1873-1876 v. 1 (pt 6); ref. 2011] Off Bahia, Brazil, depth 7-20 fathoms. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1879.5.14.464. •Valid as Hippocampus villosus Günther 1880 -- (Kuiter 2009:82 [ref. 30404]). •Synonym of Hippocampus erectus Perry 1810 -- (Lourie et al. 1999:91 [ref. 23993], Silveira et al. 2014:320 [ref. 33493], Lourie et al. 2016:24 [ref. 34632]). Current status: Synonym of Hippocampus erectus Perry 1810. Syngnathidae: Syngnathinae. Distribution: Southwestern Atlantic: Brazil. Habitat: marine.