Hippocampus angustus, Western spiny seahorse : fisheries, aquarium

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Hippocampus angustus Günther, 1870

Western spiny seahorse
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Hippocampus angustus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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> Syngnathiformes (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathinae
Etymology: Hippocampus: Greek, ippos = horse + Greek,kampe = curvature (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Günther.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecologie

; marien rifbewoner; standvastig; diepteverspreiding 3 - 63 m (Ref. 30915).   Tropical; 10°S - 24°S

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Eastern Indian Ocean: northwestern Australia only, from Torres Strait to North West Cape. Records from Queensland need verification; often misidentified with Hippocampus histrix. International trade is monitored through a licensing system (CITES II, since 5.15.04) and a minimum size of 10 cm applies.

Length at first maturity / Size / Gewicht / Leeftijd

Maturity: Lm 7.8  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.0 cm TL mannelijk/geslacht niet bekend; (Ref. 3132)

Korte beschrijving Morfologie | Morfometrie

Dorsale stekels (totaal): 0; Dorsale zachte stralen (totaal): 17-19.

Biologie     Verklarende woordenlijst (b.v. epibenthic)

Found in sheltered bays. Color varies from either white, orange or yellow with light patches and sometimes network of fine dark lines; also with narrow lines across snout. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205), monogamous (Ref. 36642). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205).

Life cycle and mating behavior Geslachtsrijpheid | Voortplanting | Kuitschieten | Eieren | Fecundity | Larven

Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch (Ref. 205, 53335).

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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)

Status op de Rode Lijst van het IUCN (Ref. 123251)

  Niet bedreigd (LC) ; Date assessed: 19 August 2016

CITES (Ref. 123416)


CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Gevaarlijk voor mensen

  Harmless





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Visserij: van minder commercieel belang; Aquarium: Publieke aquaria
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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.1 - 28.6, mean 27.5 °C (based on 248 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00176 - 0.01137), b=3.00 (2.78 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Weerstandsvermogen (Ref. 120179):  Hoog, minimale populatieverdubbelingstijd minder dan 15 maanden (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Kwetsbaarheid (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .
Prijsklasse (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.
Nutrients (Ref. 124155):  Calcium = 112 [64, 200] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.789 [0.512, 1.243] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.6 [17.4, 19.8] % ; Omega3 = 0.121 [0.073, 0.207] g/100g ; Selenium = 39.6 [21.1, 78.3] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 50.1 [17.9, 134.9] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.52 [1.06, 2.15] mg/100g (wet weight);