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Hippocampus whitei (Common sea-horse; New Holland seahorse; Sydney seahorse; White's seahorse)

Synonyms: Hippocampus novaehollandae; Hippocampus novaehollandiae
Language: Danish; Mandarin Chinese

Wikipedia Abstract

The New Holland seahorse, Sydney seahorse, or White's seahorse (Hippocampus whitei) is a species of fish in the Syngnathidae family. It is found in Australia and the Solomon Islands. Its natural habitat is subtidal aquatic beds .
View Wikipedia Record: Hippocampus whitei

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Hippocampus whitei


Gestation [1]  21 days
Litter Size [1]  250

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Florida Aquarium
Legoland Atlantis By Sealife
Newport Aquarium
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo


Southwest Pacific: Solomon Islands and Australia. Records from southern Mozambique and Natal, South Africa are misidentifications of <i>Hippocampus camelopardalis</i>. International trade is monitored through a licensing system (<b>CITES</b> II, since 5.15.04) and a minimum size of 10 cm applies.;

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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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