Spotted Seahorse, Common Seahorse, Estuary Seahorse, Oceanic Seahorse, Yellow Seahorse
Variable body colour, (usually yellow or yellowish but can be black or brown) but with numerous very fine dark spots. Adults in pairs found in seagrass and algae areas of estuaries, often with drifting Sargassum up to 20km from shore. Known as H. taeniopterus in many databases. H. kuda may contain up to 10 distinct species.
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.