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Hippocampus colemani  Kuiter, 2003

Coleman's pygmy 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).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range 4 - 12 m (Ref. 90102).   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Pasific Ocean: Ryukyu Islands, Papua New Guinea and Lord Howe Island. International trade is monitored through a licensing system (CITES II, since 5.15.04).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79848)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Found in sand bottoms with sparse Zostera and Halophilia in 4-12 m (Ref 90102).

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

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Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.), 2004. Catalog of fishes. Updated database version of January 2004. Catalog databases as made available to FishBase in January 2004. (Ref. 50838)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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