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Hippocampus barbouri  Jordan & Richardson, 1908

Barbour's seahorse
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Syngnathiformes (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Hippocampinae
Etymology: Hippocampus: Greek, ippos = horse + Greek,kampe = curvature (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Jordan.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 6 - 12 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical; 16°N - 10°S, 105°E - 127°E (Ref. 94141)

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 8.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm OT male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-22.

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Central Pacific: southern Sulu Sea. International trade is monitored through a licensing system (CITES II, since 5.15.04) and a minimum size of 10 cm applies.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Unlike most seahorses, this species is often found clinging to hard coral and doesn't seem to be worried about stingers (Ref. 48635). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Popular spiny seahorse in aquarium trade; often sold bleached for traditional Chinese medicine. OT=height length.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Lourie, S.A., A.C.J. Vincent and H.J. Hall, 1999. Seahorses: an identification guide to the world's species and their conservation. Project Seahorse, London. 214 p. (Ref. 30915)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

  Vulnerable (VU) (A2cd+4cd)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: subsistence fisheries; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00417 (0.00160 - 0.01085), b=3.00 (2.78 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm=0.3-0.4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.