Publication Type: Journal Article
Year of Publication: 2009
Authors: Woodall, LC, Koldewey HJ, Santos SV, Shaw PW
Journal: Journal of Fish Biology
Pagination: 1505 - 1512
Date Published: 10/2009
Keywords: Azores, DNA sequencing, Hippocampus, movement
A seahorse specimen from Banco Ac¸ores (Azores Archipelago) was identified using morphological and molecular genetic data as Hippocampus erectus. This specimen represents the first record of H. erectus in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, well outside its reported range, and may provide evidence of long-distance translocation in what are assumed to be relatively sedentary fish.