Snout short.

H. brevirostris, Cuv. Reg. An. torn. 11. p. 363. H. Rondeletii, Will. Hist. Pise. tab. I. 25. fig. 3.

Pennant states his having been informed that the Syngnathus Hippocampus of Linnaeus had been found on the southern snores of this kingdom *. More recently, Messrs. C. and J. Paget have recorded † that it is occasionally met with at Yarmouth. As, however, several species have been confounded by authors under the above name, and the British one has not hitherto been correctly ascertained, it is impossible to annex any description. At the same time there is ground for believing that it will prove to be the Hippocampus brevirostris of Cuvier.