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Hippocampus alatus

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lexID:
4882 
AphiaID:
275183 
Scientific:
Hippocampus alatus 
German:
Geflügeltes Seepferdchen 
English:
Winged Seahorse 
Category:
Søheste 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampus (Genus) > alatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Kuiter, 2001 
Occurrence:
Australien, Filippinerne, Indonesien, Papua NeuGuinea  
Size:
11.7 cm - 13.6 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Artemia, Artemia Nauplii, Cyclops, Daphnia Salina, zooplankton 
Tank:
~ 250 Liter 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-12-17 19:31:20 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

Kuiter, 2001

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Distribution:
Western Central Pacific: northern Australia (including Dampier Archipelago, Western Australia) and southeastern Papua New Guinea. International trade is monitored through a licensing system (CITES II, since 5.15.04) and a minimum size of 10 cm applies. Formerly classified as vulnerable in the 2000 IUCN red list of threatened species.

Biology:
Adults inhabit soft bottom of the continental shelf.
Maximum length is based on a straight-line length measurement from upper surface (ignoring spines) of first trunk ring, to tip of tail. Ovoviviparous.
The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail

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