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Seahorse species (genus Hippocampus, Pisces) described by C. Linné

The analysis of the original Linnaeus’ description of Syngnathus hippocampus and post-Linnaeus publications demonstrates that this description is based on the long-snout seahorse species. Thus, the name Hippocampus hippocampus is validated for the long-snout European seahorse and the name H. brevirostris is available for the short-snout European seahorse. The neotypes of both species are designate…