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Hippocampus montebelloensis Monte Bello Seahorse

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Copyright Tony Ayling, Foto: Port Hedland, Australien

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Scientific:
Hippocampus montebelloensis 
German:
Seepferdchen 
English:
Monte Bello Seahorse 
category:
Seahorses 
family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampus (Genus) > montebelloensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Kuiter, 2001 
occurrence:
Australia 
size:
up to 3.15" (8 cm) 
temperature:
32 °F - 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Copepods, Daphnia salina, Invertebrates, Mysis, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Nicht giftig 
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Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
last edit:
2016-01-21 14:51:25 

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Kuiter, 2001

Very special thanks for the first photo of Hippocampus montebelloensis to Tony Ayling.
This is probably the first Monte Bello Seahorse photographed alive.

The whitish seahorse with black zebra-like bands and stripes on the body, and yellow tips on the spines is clinging to a crinoid (featherstar.

Tony has taken his photo in 2011 at Port Hedland, Western Australia, on an open sand bottom at about 15 metrs depth.
He went back to the habitat where his pictures were taken 12 months later and did extensive searches for this seahorse but did not find any trace of them!

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

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