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Hippocampus ingens Pacific seahorse

Hippocampus ingensis commonly referred to as Pacific seahorse. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Hippocampus ingens, Bahia de Banderas 2016


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lexID:
1253 
AphiaID:
275197 
Scientific:
Hippocampus ingens 
German:
Pazifisches-Seepferd 
English:
Pacific Seahorse 
Category:
Seahorses 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopteri (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampus (Genus) > ingens (Species) 
Initial determination:
Girard, 1858 
Occurrence:
Central Pazific, Chile, Galapagos Islands, Gulf of California, Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
- 60 Meter 
Size:
4.72" - 11.81" (12cm - 30cm) 
Food:
Living Food, Mysis 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Vulnerable (VU) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-10-12 15:08:57 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Hippocampus ingens are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Hippocampus ingens, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Hippocampus ingens, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

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Hippocampus ingens Girard, 1858

The Pacific seahorse is the only seahorse species found in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

Adult pacific seahorses range in size from 12 to 19 cm in height, with a maximum known size of 30 cm.

Seahorses are particularly susceptible to over-harvesting.Hippocampus was included in appendix II of CITES.

Synonymised names:
Hippocampus ecuadorensis Fowler, 1922
Hippocampus gracilis Gill, 1862
Hippocampus hildebrandi Ginsburg, 1933

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 12.10.2021.
  3. WoRMS (en). Abgerufen am 12.10.2021.

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