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Hippocampus grandiceps  Kuiter, 2001

Big-head seahorse
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Syngnathiformes (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Hippocampinae
Etymology: Hippocampus: Greek, ippos = horse + Greek,kampe = curvature (Ref. 45335);  grandiceps: From the Latin for large and head, in reference to its head which is proportionally larger than most other Hippocampus species.

Issue
This species is a synonym of Hippocampus angustus Günther, 1870 according to Lourie et al., 2016 (Ref. 115213). This species record will be removed.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino demersale; amfidromo; distribuzione batimetrica ? - 10 m (Ref. 58018).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Central Pacific: Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. International trade is monitored through a licensing system (CITES II, since 5.15.04) and a minimum size of 10 cm applies.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.5 cm OT (female)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 0; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 18. Pectoral fin rays usually 18; trunk rings 11; tail rings 32-33; head long, 94-103% of trunk length; head angled down to near trunk (Ref. 42735).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Collected from shallow water (Ref. 42735). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch (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. (Ref. 42735)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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