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Hippocampus histrix (Longspine seahorse; Seahorse; Spiny seahorse; Thorny seahorse)

Synonyms: Hippocamphus hystrix; Hippocampus hystrix
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Wikipedia Abstract

The spiny seahorse (Hippocampus histrix) , also referred to as the thorny seahorse, is a seahorse in the family Syngnathidae (seahorses and pipefishes) of the order Syngnathiformes. H. histrix is found in seagrass beds as well as weedy or spongy reefs in the Indo-Pacific and has one of the largest species ranges of any seahorse. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 17 cm in length.
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Distribution

Agulhas Current; Andaman Island; Andaman Sea; Arabian Sea; Australia; China; Coral Sea and GBR; Egypt; French Polynesia; Guam; Hawaii (USA); India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indo-Pacific: Tanzania and South Africa to Hawaii and Tahiti, north to Japan, south to New Caledonia. Reported from the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819). This name is used for at least four distinct species (Ref. 30915). International trade is monitored through; Indo-Pacific: Tanzania and South Africa to Hawaii and Tahiti, north to Japan, south to New Caledonia. Reported from the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819). This name is used for at least four distinct species (Ref. 30915). International trade is monitored through a licensing system (<b>CITES</b> II, since 5.15.04) and a minimum size of 10 cm applies.; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Insular Pacific-Hawaiian; Japan; Korea, Republic of; Kuroshio Current; Lingayen Gulf; Malaysia; Mauritius; Micronesia,Fed.States of; Mozambique; New Caledonia; North Australian Shelf; Northeast Australian Shelf; Northwest Australian Shelf; Ogasawara Islands; Oman; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Persian Gulf; Philippines; Polynesian Waters; Red Sea; Réunion; Samoa; Seychelles; South Africa; South China Sea; Tahiti; Taiwan; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Tonga; Viet Nam; Yellow Sea;

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