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Hippocampus mohnikei (Japanese seahorse)

Synonyms: Hippocampus japonicus; Hippocampus monckei; Hippocampus monickei; Hippocampus monikei
Language: Japanese; Korean; Mandarin Chinese; Vietnamese

Wikipedia Abstract

The Japanese seahorse (in Japanese, kitano-umi-uma and sangotatsu) or lemur-tail seahorse (Hippocampus mohnikei) is a species of fish in the Syngnathidae family. The Japanese seahorse reaches a maximum length of 8.0 cm, is usually dark brown and has a relatively long tail, a ridgelike coronet and flattened spines.
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Prey / Diet

Caprella kroyeri[1]
Caprella scaura[1]
Ericthonius pugnax[1]
Tanais dulongii[1]
Zostera marina (Eel Grass)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Cymatogaster aggregata (Shiner)1
Ditrema temminckii temminckii (Temminck's surfperch)1
Petroscirtes breviceps (Striped poison-fang blenny mimic)1
Pholidapus dybowskii1
Rhabdosargus sarba (Yellowfin bream)1
Sillago japonica (Japanese sillago)1
Torquigener pleurogramma (Weeping toado)1
Tridentiger trigonocephalus (Striped tripletooth goby)1

Distribution

China; Japan; Korea, Republic of; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northwest; South China Sea; Viet Nam; Western Pacific: Japan and Viet Nam; occurrence along Chinese coast needs confirmation. Status: International trade is monitored through a licensing system (<b>CITES</b> II, since 5.15.04).;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Partitioning of food resources among Sillago japonica, Ditremma temmincki, Tridentiger trigonocephalus, Hippocampus japonicus and Petroscirtes breviceps in an eelgrass, Zostera marina, bed, Seok Nam Kwak, Sung-Hoi Huh & David W. Klumpp, Environmental Biology of Fishes 71: 353–364, 2004.
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