: the species is currently present in 10 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
: possible in 1 of them (stray, questionable);
: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
: all reports listed together.
: Indo-Pacific: Sri Lanka to Taiwan and Australia. This species has often been misidentified as Hippocampus histrix
). International trade is monitored through a licensing system (CITES
II, since 5.15.04) and a minimum size of 10 cm applies.
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