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Hippocampus angustus


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lexID:
3182 
AphiaID:
275185 
Scientific:
Hippocampus angustus 
German:
Australisches Seepferd 
English:
Rainbow Brumby 
Category:
Søheste 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampus (Genus) > angustus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Günther, 1870 
Occurrence:
Endemic species, Australien 
Sea depth:
3 - 63 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 10cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 26°C 
Food:
Levende foder, Mysis, zooplankton 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Data deficient (DD) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-04-24 09:45:05 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Hippocampus angustus are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Hippocampus angustus, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Hippocampus angustus, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

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Günther, 1870

Hippocampus angustus, also known as Spiny West Australian Seahorse, grows to about 20 cm. They are only found on the West coast of Australia in temperate waters. They have brown lines ACROSS the snout that distinguishes them from the other Australian Seahorses, and from H. Histrix. Coloring is found in white, yellow, and orange. They sometimes have a network of finer lines on the body. The lines run halfway around the snout, on the top side sloping diagonally towards the body, and to a lesser degree over the head and parts of the body. They are not at all prickly like H. Histrix. They are bigger than H. Histrix and a bit blotchy in their markings.

Synonym:
Hippocampus erinaceus Günther, 1870

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampinae (Subfamily) > Hippocampus (Genus) > Hippocampus angustus (Species)


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