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Hippocampus grandiceps Big-head seahorse

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lexID:
9205 
AphiaID:
275195 
Scientific:
Hippocampus grandiceps 
German:
Seepferdchen 
English:
Big-head Seahorse 
Category:
Seahorses 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampus (Genus) > grandiceps (Species) 
Initial determination:
Kuiter, 2001 
Occurrence:
Australia 
Size:
up to 4.13" (10.5 cm) 
Temperature:
69.8 °F - 77 °F (21°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Amphipods, Copepods, Daphnia salina, Invertebrates, Mysis 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2016-01-22 13:19:27 

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Kuiter, 2001

This very spiny seahorse is only found in the Gulf of Carpentaria in shallow water down to 10-12 meters.

The Bighead Seahorse lives on soft bottom habitats

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

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