Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Syngnathiformes > Syngnathidae > Hippocampus > Hippocampus guttulatus

Hippocampus guttulatus (Spiny seahorse; Sea-horse; Seahorse; Long-snouted seahorse; Sea horse)

Synonyms: Hippocampus guttulatus multiannularis; Hippocampus hippocampus microcoronatus; Hippocampus hippocampus microstephanus; Hippocampus longirostris
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Wikipedia Abstract

Hippocampus guttulatus, commonly known as the long-snouted seahorse, is a marine fish belonging to the Syngnathidae family, native from the northeast Atlantic, including the Mediterranean.
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Litter Size [1]  581
Maximum Longevity [2]  6 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Lyme Bay and Torbay 77215 England, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Zaliv Chengene skele 472 Bulgaria  


Gadus morhua (rock cod)[3]
Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Smokie)[3]
Merlangius merlangus (Whiting)[3]


Parasitized by 
Cardiocephaloides longicollis[4]
Telosentis exiguus[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Zoological Society of London


Eastern Atlantic: British Isles to Morocco, Canary Islands (Ref. 4509), Madeira, and the Azores including the Mediterranean. Black Sea specimens may represent a different species. International trade is monitored through a licensing system (<b>CITES</b> II, since 5.15.04) and a minimum size of 10 cm applies.;

External References



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
2Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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