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Hippocampus montebelloensis

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Copyright Tony Ayling, Foto: Port Hedland, Australien

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lexID:
9197 
AphiaID:
275203 
Scientific:
Hippocampus montebelloensis 
German:
Seepferdchen 
English:
Monte Bello Seahorse 
Category:
Hippocampes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Hippocampus (Genus) > montebelloensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Kuiter, 2001 
Occurrence:
Eastern Indian Ocean, Western Australia, Australie 
Sea depth:
0 - 70 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 8cm 
Temperature:
°C - 28°C 
Food:
Copepods, Daphnia salina, Invertébrés, le zooplancton, mysis 
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:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-07-31 17:42:13 

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Kuiter, 2001

Very special thanks for the first photo of Hippocampus montebelloensis to Tony Ayling.
This is probably the first Monte Bello Seahorse photographed alive.

The whitish seahorse with black zebra-like bands and stripes on the body, and yellow tips on the spines is clinging to a crinoid (featherstar.

Tony has taken his photo in 2011 at Port Hedland, Western Australia, on an open sand bottom at about 15 metrs depth.
He went back to the habitat where his pictures were taken 12 months later and did extensive searches for this seahorse but did not find any trace of them!

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

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