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Hippocampus kuda  Bleeker, 1852

Spotted seahorse
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ऐकटीनोप्टीरेजी (रेज़-फिन्नढ मछलियाँ) > Syngnathiformes (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Hippocampinae
Etymology: Hippocampus: Greek, ippos = horse + Greek,kampe = curvature (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Bleeker.

पर्यावरण / जलवायु / सीमा पारिस्थितिकी

; समुद्री; खारा प्रवाल-भित्ति संयुक्त; गैर प्रवासी; गहराई सीमा 0 - 68 m (Ref. 37816), usually 0 - 8 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical, preferred ?; 39°N - 28°S, 32°E - 154°W (Ref. 57009)

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Indo-Pacific: Pakistan and India to southern Japan, Hawaii, and the Society Islands (Ref. 30915). This name is used for maybe 10 distinct species in the Indo-Pacific (Ref. 12238, 30915). 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 / आकार / वज़न / Age

Maturity: Lm 14.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL पुल्लिंग / अलिंग; (Ref. 1602)

Short description आकृति विज्ञान | मौरफोमैटरिक्स

पृष्ठीय रीढ़ (सम्पूर्ण): 0; पृष्ठीय सौफट रेज़ (सम्पूर्ण): 17-18; गुदा कांटा 0; ऐनल सौफट रेज़: 4.

जीवविज्ञान     शब्द संग्रह (उदाहरणार्थ epibenthic)

Inhabit seagrass and marine algae areas of estuaries and seaward reefs; also on steep mud slopes. Found in open water and attached to drifting Sargassum up to 20 km from shore. Adults in pairs (Ref. 48635). Benthic to pelagic (Ref. 58302). Feeds on zooplankton (Ref. 85309). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The males carry the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Not shown to be monogamous in the laboratory (Ref. 30915). Very popular aquarium fish. Highly valued species in traditional Chinese medicine (Ref. 30915). Has been reared in captivity (Ref. 35416).

Life cycle and mating behavior परिपक्व अवधि | पुनरुत्पत्ति | मछलीऔ का अंडे देना | अंडे | Fecundity | लार्वा

There are 20 - 1000 larvae in incubating sacks; time of development is 20-28 days. The males carry the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | संदर्भ | संयोजक | सहयोगीयो

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)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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