Hippocampus brevicepsis commonly referred to as Shorthead Seahorse, Knobby Seahorse, Short Snouted Seahorse, Short-head Seahorse, Short-headed Seahorse, Shortsnout Seahorse, Short-snouted Seahorse. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 250 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Hippocampus breviceps are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Hippocampus breviceps, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Hippocampus breviceps, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Special thanks for the picture to Rudie H. Kuiter, Australia.
Indo-Pacific: endemic to south west Australia.
Adults inhabit inshore waters. Occur in small to large aggregations in weed patches attached to rocks on sand, mostly in Sargassum weeds. Ovoviviparous.
The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail.