lexID: 2793 AphiaID: 212230 Scientific: Hippocampus fuscus German: Seepferdchen English: Sea Pony Category: Seahorses Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampus (Genus) > fuscus (Species) Initial determination: Rüppell, 1838 Occurrence: , Djibouti Indonesia, Israel, Madagascar, Mauritius, Red Sea, Réunion , Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, the Mediterranean Sea Sea depth: 0 - 10 Meter Size: 3.15" - 4.72" (8cm - 12cm) Temperature: 73.4 °F - 78.8 °F (23°C - 26°C) Food: Brine Shrimps, Food specialist, Krill, Living Food, Mysis Tank: 44 gal (~ 200L) Difficulty: Only for advanced aquarists Offspring: Easy 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: 2009-04-17 10:12:26
Last edit: 2020-03-24 21:38:00
Captive breeding / propagation
Hippocampus fuscus is easy to breed. There are offspring in the trade
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Spines: low, smooth to slightly developed. Other distinctive characters: head large compared to body; deep head. Color pattern: usually dark but can be bright yellow; specimens from Suez are pale with marbled pattern of brown lines on trunk and head.
Hippocampus brachyrhynchus Duncker, 1914
Hippocampus natalensis von Bonde, 1923
Hippocampus obscurus Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1856
Hippocampus obscurus Ehrenberg, 1871
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampinae (Subfamily) > Hippocampus (Genus) > Hippocampus fuscus (Species)
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