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Hippocampus abdominalis (large seahorse; Pot-bellied seahorse; Eastern potbelly seahorse; Big-belly Seahorse; Bigbelly seahorse; Big-bellied Seahorse)

Synonyms: Hippocampus agnesae; Hippocampus bleekeri; Hippocampus graciliformis
Language: Danish; Mandarin Chinese; Maori

Wikipedia Abstract

The big-belly seahorse or pot-bellied seahorse, Hippocampus abdominalis, is one of the largest seahorse species in the world with a length of up to 35 cm, and is the largest in Australia. Seahorses are members of the Syngnathidae family, and are teleost fishes. They are found in southeast Australia and New Zealand, and are listed on Appendix II of CITES.
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Attributes

Litter Size [1]  1,116

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Bass Strait Drainages Australia Australasia Temperate Coastal Rivers    

Prey / Diet

Caprella equilibra[2]
Hippolyte bifidirostris[2]
Ischyrocerus longimanus[2]
Tenagomysis similis[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Artedius harringtoni (Scalyhead sculpin)1
Artedius lateralis (Smooth-head sculpin)1
Ascelichthys rhodorus (Rosylip sculpin)1
Cheilodactylus spectabilis (Red moki)1
Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus (Red Irish lord)1
Hexagrammos decagrammus (Kelp greenling)1

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Neoparamoeba pemaquidensis <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Adelaide Zoo
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Aquarium du Quebec
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Florida Aquarium
Indianapolis Zoo
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Lincoln Childrens Zoo (former Folsom)
Oceanario de Lisboa
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Toronto Zoo

Distribution

Australia; East Central Australian Shelf; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; New Zealand; New Zealand Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Philippines; Southeast Australian Shelf; Southwest Pacific: Australia and New Zealand. Vulnerable (Ref. 30915). Occurrence in Thailand and the Philippines (Ref. 43081) needs verification. International trade is monitored through a licensing system (<b>CITES</b> II, since 5.15.04) and a minimu; Southwest Pacific: Australia and New Zealand. Vulnerable (Ref. 30915). Occurrence in Thailand and the Philippines (Ref. 43081) needs verification. International trade is monitored through a licensing system (<b>CITES</b> II, since 5.15.04) and a minimum size of 10 cm applies.; Tasman Sea; Thailand;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Life history and ecology of seahorses: implications for conservation and management, S. J. FOSTER AND A. C. J. VINCENT, Journal of Fish Biology (2004) 65, 1–61 2Natural diet of the seahorse Hippocampus abdominalis, CHRIS M. C. WOODS, New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 2002, Vol.36: 655-660 3Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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