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Hippocampus waleananus Walea pygmy seahorse, Walea soft coral pygmy seahorses


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lexID:
8014 
Scientific:
Hippocampus waleananus 
German:
Zwergseepferdchen 
English:
Walea pygmy seahorse, Walea soft coral pygmy seahorses 
Category:
Seahorses 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampus (Genus) > waleananus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Gomon & Kuiter, 2009 
Occurrence:
Indonesia, Sulawesi 
Size:
up to 0.71" (1.8 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Amphipods, Brine Shrimp Nauplii, Brine Shrimps, Copepods, Cyclops, Daphnia salina, Zooplankton 
Tank:
11 gal (~ 50L) 
Difficulty:
only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
possible to breed 
Toxicity:
non-toxic 
CITES:
Appendix II 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2015-02-20 14:09:20 

Captive breeding / propagation

Die Nachzuchten von Hippocampus waleananus sind möglich. Leider ist die Anzahl an Nachzuchten noch nicht groß genug, um die Nachfrage des Handels zu decken. Wenn Sie sich für Hippocampus waleananus interessieren, fragen Sie dennoch Ihren Händler nach Nachzuchten. Sollten Sie Hippocampus waleananus bereits besitzen, versuchen Sie sich doch selbst einmal an der Aufzucht. Sie helfen so die Verfügbarkeit von Nachzuchten im Handel zu verbessen und natürliche Bestände zu schonen.

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Gomon & Kuiter, 2009

Our special thanks for the first photo of Hippocampus waleananus goes to Beo Brockhausen, Göttingen!

The Walea pygmy seahorse is nown only from the Togean Islands in Tomini Bay, central Sulawesi, where it hides in Nepthea-softcorals in a depth form 5 to 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 waleananus (Species)

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