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Updated 5/27/2014

Family Syngnathidae


Hippocampus kuda

Waikiki Aquarium


SE Oahu, 4 feet

Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 2 feet

SE Oahu, 4 feet

Makapu'u, Oahu, 10 feet

Ma'alaea Bay, Maui


Uncommon in bays and estuaries where it clings to rocks, seaweed, or debris.  It was extremely rare before the millennium.  Color ranges from yellow to dark brown.  Attains 7 inches.  Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific.