- タクサ:日本動物分類学会誌 (ISSN:13422367)
- vol.49, pp.56-61, 2020-08-31 (Released:2020-09-03)
Two specimens (201.6–205.9 mm standard length) of Hippocampus spinosissimus Weber, 1913 (Gasterosteiformes: Syngnathidae), previously recorded from the Indo-West Pacific from India east to the Philippines, north to Taiwan, and south to northern Australia, were collected at a depth of 20 m off Tanega-shima Island, Osumi Islands, Kagoshima Prefecture, southern Japan. These specimens, described here in detail, represent the first records from Japan and the northernmost record for the species. A new standard Japanese name “Tamayori-tatsu” is proposed for the species.