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Hippocampus multispinus northern spiny seahorse

Foto:Aquariumfoto: Tier stammt aus dem Darwin Hafen; Northern Territory, Australien
Fotografin: Dr. Helen Larson Schriftliche Genehmigung von Rudie H. Kuiter liegt vor!
Courtesy of the author Rudie Hermann Kuiter, Aquatic Photographics, Australien

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lexID:
5860 
AphiaID:
275204 
Scientific:
Hippocampus multispinus 
German:
Nördliches Stacheliges Seepferdchen 
English:
Northern Spiny Seahorse 
Category:
Seahorses 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampus (Genus) > multispinus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Kuiter, 2001 
Occurrence:
Dampier Archipelago, Arafura Sea, Australia, Eastern Indian Ocean, Northern Territory (Australia), Papua New Guinea, Western Australia 
Sea depth:
12 - 60 Meter 
Size:
up to 5.51" (14 cm) 
Temperature:
68 °F - 82.4 °F (20°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Brine Shrimp Nauplii, Brine Shrimps, Mysis, Phytoplankton, Zooplankton 
Tank:
54.99 gal (~ 250L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-03-31 14:28:31 

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Hippocampus multispinus (Kuiter, 2001)

Hippocampus multispinus, better known as the northern spiny seahorse, found on the continental shelf of Western Central Pacific: Western Australia to Northern Territory and southern Papua New Guinea. It is benthic on soft bottom habitats between 10 and 60 m, mostly trawled at 20-60 m.

Like other seahorses, this species presumably feeds by sucking small crustaceans and other small prey items, including planktonic zooplankton, into their mouths.

Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Hippocampinae
Species: Hippocampus multispinus



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