Neighbor-joining tree based on mtDNA COI sequences showing the relationships among specimens of H. whitei collected from various sites in NSW and H. procerus from Southport, Gold Coast Harbour, QLD. Numbers in branches indicate bootstrap probabilities obtained from 1000 bootstrap replications. Scale bar = genetic distance of 0.02.

  Part of: Short G, Harasti D, Hamilton H (2019) Hippocampus whitei Bleeker, 1855, a senior synonym of the southern Queensland seahorse H. procerus Kuiter, 2001: molecular and morphological evidence (Teleostei, Syngnathidae). ZooKeys 824: 109-133.