Scientific Name
Hippocampus sindonis  
Hippocampus sindonis花海馬
by: ©Lourie, Sara A./Project Seahorse
Author Jordan & Snyder, 1901 Depth 0 - 20M
Chinese 花海馬 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 海龍科 Economic Fish No 
Family F295 Syngnathidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 苔海馬 
Max Length 8 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 海馬 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Totomi Bay, Hamamatsu, Totomi, Japan 
Synonyms Hippocampus coronatus, Hippocampus mohnikei   
Reference 陳春暉(2003)澎湖的魚類;Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2005)  Jordan, D. S. etc. 1901 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 陳春暉 2003 陳春暉 2004 
Specimen List
Common Name Dhiho's seahorse 
Redlist Status DD IUCN Redlist: Data deficient(DD)  2003-04-30  CITES Appendix 2 CITES Appendix 2 
Characteristic Rings: 10 + 34-38. Snout length: 2.4-2.6 in head length. Dorsal fin rays: 11-15 covering 2+0 rings. Pectoral fin rays: 12-14. Coronet moderately high, with branched fleshy tentacles. Tubercles or spines on each ring high, some of them with fleshy tentacles. Color greenish-grey with dark markings.
habitats Mainly coastal rocky reefs. 
Distribution Distributed in the northwest Pacific, including southern Korean, southern Japan and Taiwan. It is found in Penghu Is., western Taiwan. 
Utility International trade is monitored through a licensing system (CITES II, since 5.15.04).