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Hippocampus trimaculatus (Flat-faced seahorse; Longnose seahorse; Lowcrown seahorse; Low-crowned seahorse; Smooth seahorse; Three-spot seahorse; Three-spotted Seahorse)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The flat-faced seahorse, longnose seahorse, low-crowned seahorse, or three-spot seahorse (Hippocampus trimaculatus) is a species of fish in the Syngnathidae family. It is found in Australia, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is shallow seas. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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Gestation [1]  16 days
Litter Size [1]  1,783


Parasitized by 
Dollfustrema hippocampi[2]
Opegaster hippocampi[2]
Opegaster tamori[2]


Atlantic, Southeast; Australia; China; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; East China Sea; Gulf of Thailand; Hong Kong; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indo-Pacific: southern India to Japan, Australia and Tahiti. 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; Japan; Kimbe Bay; Lord Howe Island; Milne Bay; North Australian Shelf; Northeast Australian Shelf; Northwest Australian Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Papua New Guinea; Peng-hu Island; Philippines; Singapore; South Africa; South China Sea; Tahiti; Taiwan; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Thailand; Viet Nam; Yellow Sea;

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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
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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