Description: (based on 3 specimens): Adult height: 6.5-10.0 cm. Rings: 11 + 38. Snout length: 2.7-2.9 in head length. Dorsal fin rays: 19-22 covering 2+1 rings. Pectoral fin rays: 17-18. Coronet: very high, inclined backwards, with a rounded top. Spines: low, or none. Other distinctive characters: low or prominent eye spine; short snout (less than half head length).Color pattern: variable; dark spot on top of coronet; dark spots on the dorsolateral surface of the first, fourth and seventh trunk rings (not always visible).
- Lourie, S.A., A.C.J. Vincent and H.J. Hall 1999 Seahorses: an identification guide to the world's species and their conservation. Project Seahorse, London. 214 p. (Ref. 30915) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=30915&speccode=13100
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