|Scientific Name:||Hippocampus pontohi|
|Species Authority:||Lourie & Kuiter, 2008|
This species is named in honour of Hence Pontoh, an Indonesian dive guide.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Kleiber, D. & Lourie, S.|
H. pontohi is a recently discovered species of pygmy seahorse from Indonesia. Because Lourie and Kuiter (2008) is the first documented record of this species, there is not enough available information to evaluate it under any of the IUCN criteria.
H. pontohi has been recorded at a number of areas in Indonesia (Bunaken, Cape Sri, Sorong, Wakatobi, Lembeh Straits; Lourie and Kuiter 2008).
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – western central
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|Habitat and Ecology:||
Holotype and paratype specimens found at 16 m and 12 m depth respectively, but has been recorded between 11–25 m. Found among algae, bryozoans, hydroid crops (Lourie and Kuiter 2008) and specifically the coralline algae Halimeda and hydroid Aglaephenia cupressina (Lourie and Kuiter 2008).
|Conservation Actions:||Found in Bunaken National Park, Indonesia. It is listed on CITES Appendix II.|
|Citation:||Sorensen, M. 2010. Hippocampus pontohi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2015.|
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