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Hippocampus breviceps (Knobby seahorse; Shorthead seahorse; Short-head seahorse; Short-headed seahorse; Short-snouted seahorse)

Synonyms: Hippocampus tuberculatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The knobby seahorse or short-head seahorse (not to be confused with the Short-snouted seahorse), Hippocampus breviceps, is a species of fish in the Syngnathidae family. It is endemic to Australia. Its natural habitats are open seas, shallow seas, subtidal aquatic beds, coral reefs, estuarine waters, intertidal flats, coastal saline lagoons, and karsts.
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Litter Size [1]  100

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
John G. Shedd Aquarium


Australia; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indo-Pacific: endemic to south west Australia. International trade is monitored through a licensing system (<b>CITES</b> II, since 5.15.04) and a minimum size of 10 cm applies.; Southeast Australian Shelf;



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1Life 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
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