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biocellatus, Hippocampus Kuiter [R. H.] 2001:311, Fig. 15 [Records of the Australian Museum v. 53; ref. 25900] Shark Bay, Kok Island to Quobba Point, Western Australia. Holotype: WAM P.9398. Paratypes: WAM P.9402 (1), P.14584 (1), P.28611-005 (1), P.30081-002 (1), P.30998-001 (1). Type catalog: Moore et al. 2008:16 [ref. 30117]. •Valid as Hippocampus biocellatus Kuiter 2001 -- (Paxton et al. 2006:825 [ref. 29073], Kuiter 2009:126 [ref. 30404], Hamilton et al. 2016:Supplement 2 [ref. 35615]). •Synonym of Hippocampus planifrons Peters 1877 -- (Lourie et al. 2016:35 [ref. 34632]). Current status: Synonym of Hippocampus planifrons Peters 1877. Syngnathidae: Syngnathinae. Distribution: Western Australia [if valid]. Habitat: marine.