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Hippocampus japapigu

Hippocampus japapigu wird umgangssprachlich als Japanisches Zwergseepferdchen, Japanisches Pygmäen-Seepferdchen bezeichnet. Bei der Haltung gibt es einige Dinge unbedingt zu beachten. Giftigkeit: Nicht giftig.



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lexID:
11670 
Scientific:
Hippocampus japapigu 
German:
Japanisches Zwergseepferdchen, Japanisches Pygmäen-Seepferdchen 
English:
Japanese Pygmy Seahorse 
Category:
Hippocampes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampus (Genus) > japapigu (Species) 
Initial determination:
Short, Smith, Motomura, Harasti & Hamilton, 2018 
Occurrence:
Endemic species, Japon 
Sea depth:
8 - 15 Meter 
Size:
1,39 cm - 1,63 cm 
Temperature:
25°C - 27°C 
Food:
Copepods, Amphipods 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-08-20 19:13:45 

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2018

Very special thanks for the first photos of the newly described Japanese pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus japapigu) to Dr. Richard Smith, United Kingdom.

The Japanese pygmy seahorse, Hippocampus japapigu, was found in rocky reefs of Japan in a depth range of 8 - 15 meters.The body colouration is brown, beige, to pink and whitish with a reticulate pattern of white lattice over the body, which often has a black spot within it.
In contrast to all other knows pygmy seahorse, Hippocampus japapigu does not live with gorgonian or soft coral, these little seahores prefer subtropical and temperate reefs with algal turfs and small hydroids.


Source:
Hippocampus japapigu, a new species of pygmy seahorse from Japan, with a redescription of H. pontohi (Teleostei, Syngnathidae)
Authors: Graham Short, Richard Smith, Hiroyuki Motomura, David Harasti, Healy Hamilton
ZooKeys 779: 27-49. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.779.24799

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