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Hippocampus procerus  Kuiter, 2001

High-crown 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);  procerus: From the Latin for tall, in reference to the tall coronet.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 20 m (Ref. 42735).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm OT (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-19. Dorsal fin rays rarely 17; pectoral fin rays rarely, 16, usually 18; trunk rings 11; tail rings 34-35; subdorsal spines 3/0-1,1,0-1; spines of moderate size at nose, above eyes, and laterally on head; coronet tall and strongly angled, with 5 spines at apex and additional spines on anterior face; neck ridge with low spines, one centrally and one at posterior end (Ref. 42735).

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Western Central Pacific: Queensland, Australia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs on mixed algae reef (Ref. 42735) of the continental shelf (Ref. 75154). Maximum length is based on a straight-line length measurement from upper surface (ignoring spines) of first trunk ring, to tip of tail (Ref. 42735). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205).

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Kuiter, R.H., 2001. Revision of the Australian seahorses of the genus Hippocampus (Syngnathiformes: Syngnathidae) with descriptions of nine new species. Rec. Aus. Mus. 53:293-340.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=-2.17000 (nan - nan), b=2.93 (2.69 - 3.17), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (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 (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.