Hippocampus minotauris commonly referred to as Bullneck Seahorse. Difficulty in the aquarium:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Profile lexID: 9228 AphiaID: 275201 Scientific: Hippocampus minotaur German: Tasmanisches Zwergseepferdchen English: Bullneck Seahorse Category: Søheste Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampus (Genus) > minotaur (Species) Initial determination: Gomon, 1997 Size: bis zu 5.5cm Temperature: 11°C - 16°C Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2016-01-28 13:22:36
Last edit: 2016-01-28 13:22:36
Hippocampus minotaur is a rare seahorse known from very few specimens collected relatively deep waters off south-eastern Australia.
The Bullneck Seahorse was found on the continental shelf and was trawled from fine sand or hard bottom, possibly in association with azooxanthellate gorgonian corals.
Depth: Depth range 64 - 100 meters.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampinae (Subfamily) > Hippocampus (Genus) > Hippocampus minotaur (Species)
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