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Hippocampus zebra Zebra seahorse

Hippocampus zebrais commonly referred to as Zebra seahorse. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 100 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
5072 
AphiaID:
275212 
Scientific:
Hippocampus zebra 
German:
Zebra-Seepferdchen 
English:
Zebra Seahorse 
Category:
Seahorses 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampus (Genus) > zebra (Species) 
Initial determination:
Whitley, 1964 
Occurrence:
Australia, Coral sea, Papua New Guinea, Queensland (Australia) 
Sea depth:
20 - 69 Meter 
Size:
2.76" - 3.15" (7cm - 8cm) 
Temperature:
66.2 °F - 84.2 °F (19°C - 29°C) 
Food:
Brine Shrimp Nauplii, Brine Shrimps, Cyclops, Daphnia salina, Frozen food (small sorts), Zooplankton 
Tank:
22 gal (~ 100L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Data deficient (DD) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
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Created:
Last edit:
2020-07-22 21:48:42 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Hippocampus zebra are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Hippocampus zebra, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Hippocampus zebra, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

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Whitley, 1964

Specials thanks for the foto to Teresa (Zubi) Zuberbühler, www.starfish.ch.

Endemic to Australia, Queensland.

Found inshore on reef areas. Ovoviviparous.
The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail.

Reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 20 - 69 m.

CITES II, since 5.15.04

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Fishes of Australia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. Reef Builders (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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