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Hippocampus algiricus (West African Seahorse)

Synonyms: Hippocampus deanei; Hippocampus kaupii
Language: Mandarin Chinese

Wikipedia Abstract

The West African seahorse (Hippocampus algiricus) is a species of fish in the Syngnathidae family (Seahorses and pipefish). It is found in the Atlantic Ocean off Algeria, Angola, Benin, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.It was first videotaped in 2012.
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Distribution

Algeria; Angola; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Benin; Canary Current; Côte d'Ivoire; Eastern Central Atlantic: Senegal to Angola. International trade is monitored through a licensing system (<b>CITES</b> II, since 5.15.04) and a minimum size of 10 cm applies.; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria; Sao Tomé and Principe; Senegal; Sierra Leone;

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