Hippocampus camelopardalisis commonly referred to as Giraffe seahorse. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
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