Hippocampus jayakariis commonly referred to as Jayakar`s Seahorse. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 100 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 5523 AphiaID: 275198 Scientific: Hippocampus jayakari German: Stacheliges Seepferdchen English: Jayakar`s Seahorse Category: Seahorses Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampus (Genus) > jayakari (Species) Initial determination: Boulenger, 1900 Occurrence: Arabian Sea, Egypt, Gulf of Aqaba / Gulf of Eliat, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Indian Ocean, Israel, Mayotte, Pakistan, Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, Western Indian Ocean Sea depth: 2 - 20 Meter Size: up to 5.51" (14 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) Food: Brine Shrimp Nauplii, Brine Shrimps, Cyclops, Daphnia salina, Frozen Food (large sort), Krill, Mysis, Zooplankton Tank: 22 gal (~ 100L) Difficulty: Not for beginners Offspring: Possible to breed Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2013-05-24 19:33:00
Last edit: 2020-11-19 12:21:51
Captive breeding / propagation
The offspring of Hippocampus jayakari are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Hippocampus jayakari, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Hippocampus jayakari, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Found in seagrass beds, e.g. Halophila spp. Ovoviviparous.
The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail.
Depth ot 20 meters.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampinae (Subfamily) > Hippocampus (Genus) > Hippocampus jayakari (Species)
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