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This seahorse is found in Australia from Kangaroo Island to Sydney and around Tasmania.
Juveniles occur in seagrass areas, while adults occupy kelp areas and are commonly located around jetties. They are found in waters from 0 - 12 m depth and can grow to a total body length of 260 mm.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Hippocampus
Species: Hippocampus abdominalis
(Lesson, 1827)
Seahorse, Sea Horse, Neopterygii, Teleostei, Syngnathiformes, Syngnathidae, Hippocampinae, Hippocampus, Syngnathids, Actinopterygii, Saltwater Fish, Salt Water, Ray-finned Fishes, Sea, Water, Sealife, Ocean, Seawater, Fish, Vertebrate, Vertebrata, Chordata, Chordates, Animal, Aquatic, Animilia, Animalia, Osteichthyes, Fauna, Identification, salinity, species, Scientific classification, life, sea creature, salty
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