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Hippocampus erectus (Horsefish; Lined Seahorse; Northern seahorse; Sea horse; Seahorse; Spotted sea horse; Spotted seahorse)

Synonyms: Hippocampus brunneus; Hippocampus fascicularis; Hippocampus hudsonius; Hippocampus kincaidi; Hippocampus laevicaudatus; Hippocampus marginalis; Hippocampus punctulatus; Hippocampus stylifer; Hippocampus villosus; Syngnathus caballus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The lined seahorse (Hippocampus erectus), northern seahorse or spotted seahorse is a species of fish that belongs to the Syngnathidae family. H. erectus is a diurnal species with an approximate length of 15 centimeters (5.9 inches) and lifespan of one to four years. The H. erectus species can be found with a myriad of colors, from greys and blacks to reds, greens, and oranges.
View Wikipedia Record: Hippocampus erectus

Attributes

Female Maturity [2]  9 months 3 days
Male Maturity [4]  9 months 3 days
Litter Size [3]  1,550
Maximum Longevity [2]  5 years
Water Biome [1]  Reef, Coastal

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Buenavista Wetland Reserve 778949 Cuba    
Canaveral National Seashore II 9090 Florida, United States
Central Gulf Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 40530 United States  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Gateway National Recreation Area V 1807 New Jersey, United States
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  

Predators

Octopus briareus (Caribbean reef octopus)[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Artis Zoo
Chicago Zoological Park
Florida Aquarium
Fort Worth Zoological Park
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Indianapolis Zoo
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Legoland Atlantis By Sealife
London Aquarium
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Newport Aquarium
Oklahoma City Zoological Park
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Ouwehand Zoo
Parc Paradisio S.A.
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
Rotterdam Zoo
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science
Toledo Zoological Gardens
Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum
Virginia Aquarium&Marine Science Ctr

Distribution

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Canada; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Celestún Biosphere Reserve; Colombia; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Gulf of Mexico; Haiti; Laguna de Términos; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; North Brazil Shelf; Panama; Patagonian Shelf; Puerto Rico; Saint Helena; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Sao Tomé and Principe; Scotian Shelf; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada and northern Gulf of Mexico to Panama and Venezuela. A southern form that may prove to be a separate species is known from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and questionably from Suriname. International trade is monitored thro; Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada and northern Gulf of Mexico to Panama and Venezuela. A southern form that may prove to be a separate species is known from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and questionably from Suriname. International trade is monitored through a licensing system (<b>CITES</b> II, since 5.15.04) and a minimum size of 10 cm applies.;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 2Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495. 3Life 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 4de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 5CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
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