northern spiny seahorse
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) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2013-08-09 10:44:53
Last edit: 2020-03-31 14:28:31
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.
Species: Hippocampus multispinus
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