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Hippocampus kuda (Common seahorse; Estuary seahorse; Oceanic sea horse; Oceanic sea horse red; Sea horse; Spotted seahorse; Yellow sea horse; Yellow seahorse; Seahorse; Estuarine seahorse)

Synonyms: Hippocamphus kuda; Hippocampus aterrimus; Hippocampus chinensis; Hippocampus hilonis; Hippocampus horai; Hippocampus kuda multiannularis; Hippocampus melanospilos; Hippocampus moluccensis; Hippocampus novaehebudorum; Hippocampus polytaenia; Hippocampus rhynchomacer; Hippocampus taeniops; Hippocampus taeniopterus; Hippocampus tristis
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Wikipedia Abstract

Hippocampus kuda, also known as the common seahorse, estuary seahorse, or yellow seahorse is a member of the family Syngnathidae (seahorses and pipefishes) of the order Syngnathiformes. The common seahorse is a small, equine-like fish, with extraordinary breeding methods. Greeks and Romans believed the seahorse was an attribute of the sea god Poseidon/Neptune, and the seahorse was considered a symbol of strength and power.
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Attributes

Diet [1]  Carnivore, Planktivore
Gestation [2]  17 days
Litter Size [2]  1,405
Migration [3]  Oceanodromous
Water Biome [1]  Reef, Coastal

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Sulawesi Indonesia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Coastal Rivers    

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Colchester Zoo
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Memphis Zoological Garden & Aquarium
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
North of England Zoological Society
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Reaseheath College Animal Centre
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
The Deep
Toronto Zoo
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen

Distribution

Agulhas Current; American Samoa; Arabian Sea; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Southeast; Australia; Cambodia; China; Coral Sea and GBR; East China Sea; Egypt; Fiji Islands; French Polynesia; Great Barrier Reef; Gulf of Thailand; Hawaii (USA); Hong Kong; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indo-Pacific: Pakistan and India to southern Japan, Hawaii, and the Society Islands (Ref. 30915). This name is used for maybe 10 distinct species in the Indo-Pacific (Ref. 12238, 30915). International trade is monitored through a licensing system (<b>CI; Indo-Pacific: Pakistan and India to southern Japan, Hawaii, and the Society Islands (Ref. 30915). This name is used for maybe 10 distinct species in the Indo-Pacific (Ref. 12238, 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; Kenya; Kimbe Bay; Korea, Republic of; Kuroshio Current; Lingayen Gulf; Madagascar; Malaysia; Maldives; Mauritius; Micronesia,Fed.States of; Milne Bay; Mozambique; New Caledonia; North Australian Shelf; Northeast Australian Shelf; Northwest Australian Shelf; Oman; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; Pakistan; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Peng-hu Island; Persian Gulf; Philippines; Polynesian Waters; Red Sea; Ryukyu Islands; Samar Sea; Samoa; Sikao Creek; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Somali Coastal Current; South Africa; South China Sea; Sri Lanka; Sulu-Celebes Sea; Tahiti; Taiwan; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Thailand; Tonga; Viet Nam; Yellow Sea;

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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 2Life 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 3Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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