Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Syngnathiformes
(Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae
(Pipefishes and seahorses) > Hippocampinae
Etymology: Hippocampus: Greek, ippos = horse + Greek,kampe = curvature (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 64 - 100 m (Ref. 30915). Deep-water
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm OT male/unsexed; (Ref. 30915)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri
Southwest Pacific: known only from southeastern Australia. Status: Data deficient (Ref. 30915). International trade is monitored through a licensing system (CITES II, since 5.15.04).
Found on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154). Trawled from fine sand or hard bottom, possibly in association with gorgonian coral (Ref. 205). Benthic species (Ref. 75154). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205).
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.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
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 (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .