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Hippocampus spinosissimus (spiny seahorse; Hedgehog seahorse; Seahorse)

Language: Malay; Mandarin Chinese; Vietnamese

Wikipedia Abstract

The hedgehog seahorse (Hippocampus spinosissimus) is a species of fish in the Syngnathidae family. It is found in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is coral reefs. It is threatened by habitat loss.
View Wikipedia Record: Hippocampus spinosissimus

Attributes

Litter Size [1]  683

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
John G. Shedd Aquarium

Distribution

Asia - Inland waters; Australia; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indo-Pacific: Sri Lanka to Taiwan and Australia. This species has often been misidentified as <i>Hippocampus histrix</i> (Ref. 30915). International trade is monitored through a licensing system (<b>CITES</b> II, since 5.15.04) and a minimum size of 10; Indo-Pacific: Sri Lanka to Taiwan and Australia. This species has often been misidentified as <i>Hippocampus histrix</i> (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; Lao People's Dem. Rep.; Lingayen Gulf; Malaysia; North Australian Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; Philippines; Singapore; South China Sea; Southwest Australian Shelf; Sri Lanka; Taiwan; Thailand; Viet Nam; West Central Australian Shelf;

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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
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