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lexID: 9218 AphiaID: 212233 Scientific: Hippocampus camelopardalis German: Seepferdchen English: Giraffe Seahorse Category: Seahorses Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampus (Genus) > camelopardalis (Species) Initial determination: Bianconi, 1854 Occurrence: East Africa, Mozambique, South-Africa, Tansania, Western Indian Ocean Size: up to 3.94" (10 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°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: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2016-01-25 14:28:54
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Very special thanks for the first photo of the Giraffe seahorse to Daniel Carollo, firstname.lastname@example.org!
The photo was taken at Bilene, Province Gaza, Mosambique, April 2012, and shows a 7cm big seahorse.
Hippocampus camelopardalis lifes in the Western Indian Ocean only at the coast of Tansania, South Africa and Mosambique in a depth to 45 meters.
Habitat: The Giraffe seahorse is found in seagrass and algal beds.
Hippocampus camelopardalis is caught for traditional medicines, curiosities, and aquaria in Tanzania
Hippocampus cameleopardalis Bianconi, 1854
Hippocampus cameleopardalus Bianconi, 1854
Hippocampus subcoronatus Günther, 1866
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampinae (Subfamily) > Hippocampus (Genus) > Hippocampus camelopardalis (Species)
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