IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Data Deficient Red List Criteria Version
Project Seahorse Reviewer/s
Lafrance, P., Lourie, S., Marsden, D. & Vincent, A.C.J. (Syngnathid Red List Authority) Contributor/s Justification
The species assessed as H. histrix in 1996 is now recognised as H. barbouri. In assessing the species now identified as H. histrix we found that appropriate data on biology and ecology, habitat, abundance and distribution are not available for this species. Further research is needed.