Hippocampus patagonicusis commonly referred to as Patagonian Seahorse. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 9193 AphiaID: 275205 Scientific: Hippocampus patagonicus German: Seepferdchen English: Patagonian Seahorse Category: Seahorses Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampus (Genus) > patagonicus (Species) Initial determination: Piacentino & Luzzatto, 2004 Occurrence: Argentina, Brazil, South America, Uruguay Sea depth: 4 Meter Size: up to 6.3" (16 cm) Temperature: °F - 73.4 °F (°C - 23°C) Food: Amphipods, Copepods, Daphnia salina, Invertebrates, Mysis, Zooplankton 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: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2016-01-20 18:40:41
Last edit: 2017-04-24 11:31:12
Captive breeding / propagation
The offspring of Hippocampus patagonicus are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Hippocampus patagonicus, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Hippocampus patagonicus, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Piacentino & Luzzatto, 2004
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampinae (Subfamily) > Hippocampus (Genus) > Hippocampus patagonicus (Species)
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