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Hippocampus capensis Knysna seahorse

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lexID:
5179 
AphiaID:
212234 
Scientific:
Hippocampus capensis 
German:
Seepferdchen 
English:
Knysna Seahorse 
Category:
Seahorses 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampus (Genus) > capensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Boulenger, 1900 
Occurrence:
East-Atlantic Ocean, South-Africa 
Sea depth:
1 - 27 Meter 
Size:
2.76" - 4.76" (7cm - 12.1cm) 
Temperature:
64.4 °F - 71.6 °F (18°C - 22°C) 
Food:
Brine Shrimp Nauplii, Brine Shrimps, Cyclops, Daphnia salina, Fish eggs, Fish larvae, Mysis, Zoobenthos, 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:
Endangered (EN) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
More related species
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-04-24 09:56:59 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

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Boulenger, 1900

Special thanks for this foto to Johnny Jensen, Danmark.

Endemic to South-Africa in a depth to 20 meters among submerged vegetation.

Trade regulated by Cites, Endangered species.

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

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Homepage Ben Kimmich (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Homepage Johnny Jensen (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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