The fossil seahorse Hippocampus sarmaticus (adult female)
fossil of a baby Hippocampus sarmaticus
Žalohar J., Hitij T., Križnar M. (2009). “Two new species of seahorses (Syngnathidae, Hippocampus) from the Middle Miocene (Sarmatian) Coprolitic Horizon in Tunjice Hills, Slovenia: The oldest fossil record of seahorses”. Annales de Paléontologie 95 (2): 71–96. doi:10.1016/j.annpal.2009.03.002
1. 2. Pegasus Draconis, The Sea Dragon; 3. Syngnathus Hippocampus, The Sea-Horse; 4. Syngnathus Pelagicus, The Sea-Pipe… (1785-1797)
Despite almost every other marine animal population plummeting, the majority of the Seahorse population is on the rise.
n74_w1150 by BioDivLibrary on Flickr.
Gemeinnüzzige Naturgeschichte des Thierreichs bd. 4 plates
Berlin ;bei Gottlieb August Lange,1780-1789.
Tasmanian convict William Buelow Gould created his Sketchbook of Fishes in 1832 while incarcerated at Macquarie Harbour on the west coast. It is the first record of many species of fish, including the freshwater crayfish and the unique spotted hand fish. The historic sketchbook was on Friday night inscribed on the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.