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Hippocampus fuscus (Chilka seahorse; Sea pony)

Synonyms: Hippocampus brachyrhynchus; Hippocampus natalensis; Hippocampus obscurus
Language: Danish; Mandarin Chinese

Wikipedia Abstract

The sea pony (Hippocampus fuscus) is a species of fish in the Syngnathidae family. It is found in Djibouti, India, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, possibly Madagascar, possibly Mauritius, possibly Réunion, and possibly South Africa. Its natural habitat is subtidal aquatic beds.
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Attributes

Litter Size [1]  150
Migration [2]  Amphidromous

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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London Aquarium
Reaseheath College Animal Centre
The Deep

Distribution

Djibouti; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indian Ocean: Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, and Sri Lanka. Records from South Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius and Réunion are questionable. International trade is monitored through a licensing system (<b>CITES</b> II, since 5.15.04) and a minimum size ; Indian Ocean: Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, and Sri Lanka. Records from South Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius and Réunion are questionable. International trade is monitored through a licensing system (<b>CITES</b> II, since 5.15.04) and a minimum size of 10 cm applies.; Israel; Madagascar; Mauritius; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Pakistan; Red Sea; Réunion; Saudi Arabia; South Africa; Sri Lanka;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 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 2Myers, 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
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