Species Overview

Jayakar’s Seahorse (H. jayakari)
Hippocampus jayakari

Essential Facts

Israel; Oman; Pakistan
Maximum reported depth 20 m; rubble-algae with sparse seagrass, soft-bottom on sponges; seagrass beds
Maximum recorded adult height: 14 cm
Not known
Data Deficient (DD)
Red Sea specimens have much longer snouts than do those from the Arabian Sea. Some specimens have extremely long, thick skin filaments attached to their head and neck; these can be lost and regenerated.

Other Resources

Jayakar’s Seahorse (H. jayakari)

H. jayakari is listed as Data Deficient by IUCN.  It is found in the Middle East - Red sea and Arabia.