White's Seahorse - Hippocampus whitei


White’s Seahorse (Hippocampus whitei), also known as the Sydney Seahorse, is a medium-sized seahorse that is endemic to the east coast of Australia. The species is named after John White, Surgeon General to the First Fleet, and is one of four species of seahorses known to occur in NSW waters.

Topics in this Primefact include:

  • Description
  • Habitat and ecology
  • Why is the White's Seahorse threatened?
  • Conservation and recovery actions
  • Legal implications


Primefact 1702 First Edition

Published: Aug 2019