Publication Type: Journal Article
Year of Publication: 2009
Authors: Randall, JE, Lourie SA
Journal: Smithiana Bulletin
Pagination: 19 - 21
Keywords: Hippocampus, new species, Seychelles, Syngnathidae
Hippocampus tyro is described as a new species of seahorse from one specimen, 34 mm high and 61 mm in total length, dredged from 43–48 m off Poivre Atoll, Seychelles in 1992. It is unique for the genus in having 14 trunk rings and a single middorsal gill opening. It is compared with two other diminutive species, H. pusillus Fricke and H. jugumus Kuiter, sharing with them a slender body, confluent middorsal shoulder
ridges, and similar spination.