Hippocampus patagonicus Piacentino & Luzzatto, 2004
Patagonian seahorse
photo by Díaz de Astarloa, J.M.

Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
Max. size:  9.2 cm TL (male/unsexed); 10.3 cm TL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 120 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic: Brazil (south), Uruguay and Argentina.
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 27 September 2016 (A2cd) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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