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Hippocampus procerus High-crown seahorse

Hippocampus procerusis commonly referred to as High-crown seahorse. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Copyright Ian Bank, Foto Gold Coast Seaway, Queensland , Australien




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lexID:
7888 
AphiaID:
275206 
Scientific:
Hippocampus procerus 
German:
Seepferdchen 
English:
High-crown Seahorse 
Category:
Seahorses 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampus (Genus) > procerus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Kuiter, 2001 
Occurrence:
Australia, Solomon Islands 
Size:
up to 4.33" (11 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 78.8 °F (22°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Brine Shrimp Nauplii, Brine Shrimps, Copepods, Cyclops, Daphnia salina, Zooplankton 
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:
Data deficient (DD) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-04-24 11:33:10 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

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Kuiter, 2001

Very special thanks for the first two photos of Hippocampus procerus to Ian Banks, he took the photos on the Gold Coast Seaway, Queensland in Australia, thank you very much Ian!

This seahorse was descripted by Rudie H. Kuiter in 2001.
Hippocampus procerus occurs on mixed algae reef of the continental shelf in a depth down to 20 meters and feeds on zooplancton.

The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampinae (Subfamily) > Hippocampus (Genus) > Hippocampus procerus (Species)

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Copyright Ian Bank, Foto Gold Coast Seaway, Queensland , Australien
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