What animal classification is a seahorse?

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The seahorse is a type of bony fish (Osteichthyes) in the phylum Chordata, and the genus Hippocampus.

Domain: Eukarya (Eukaryota)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Osteichthyes (bony fish)
Order: Syngnathiformes (conjoined jaws)
Family: Syngnathidae (sea horses and pipe fish)
Genus: Hippocampus(Greek for bent horse)

Source: http://seaworld.org/animal-info/animal-bytes/bony-fish/seahorses/
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syngnathiformes