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Dwarf Seahorse (Hippocampus zosterae)

  Dwarf Seahorse
Dwarf Seahorse
(Hippocampus zosterae)
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ESA Candidate Species - throughout its range
CITES Appendix II - throughout its range

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gasterosteiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Hippocampus
Species: zosterae

Key Documents
(All documents are in PDF format.)

Title Federal Register Date
90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Dwarf Seahorse as Threatened or Endangered and Initiation of Status Review 77 FR 25687 05/04/2012
Petition to list under the ESA from Center for Biological Diversity n/a 04/06/2011

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Updated: February 27, 2013

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