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Hippocampus trimaculatus

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lexID:
4980 
AphiaID:
212232 
Scientific:
Hippocampus trimaculatus 
German:
Seepferdchen 
English:
Longnose Seahorse 
Category:
Søheste 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampus (Genus) > trimaculatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Leach, 1814 
Occurrence:
Vietnam, India, Cambodia, Andamanhavet, Australien, Filippinerne, Indo Stillehavet, Japan, Kina, Papua NeuGuinea , Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand 
Sea depth:
10 - 100 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 22cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
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)) 
Red List:
Vulnerable (VU) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-04-24 11:40:33 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

Leach, 1814


Distribution:
Indo-Pacific: southern India to Japan, Australia and Tahiti. International trade is monitored through a licensing system (CITES II, since 5.15.04) and a minimum size of 10 cm applies.

Biology:
Inhabits gravel or sand bottoms around shallow reefs, muddy estuaries and near mangroves, tolerating brackish waters. Ovoviviparous.
The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail.

Synonymised taxa:
Hippocampus dahli Ogilby, 1908
Hippocampus kampylotrachelos Bleeker, 1854
Hippocampus lenis De Vis, 1908
Hippocampus manadensis Bleeker, 1856
Hippocampus mannulus Cantor, 1849
Hippocampus planifrons Peters, 1877
Hippocampus takakurae Tanaka, 1916

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