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  • Darren Nancarrow's MBI Stats
    Approved Reports: 69
    Points: 2185 pnts
    Award Level:  Progressive Breeder
    Successes:
    Total Posts: 699
    MBI Join Date: 10/23/2011 8:03:29 AM
    Last Login: 9/17/2019 9:33:10 AM
    Location: Perth, WA
    MBI Site: Marine Breeding Initiative (MBI)
  • Species Data
    Species: Hippocampus subelongatus
    Class: B
    Synonyms: Hippocampus subelongatus Castelnau
    Environment: Marine; brackish; demersal; non-migratory; depth range 1 - 25 m (Ref. 30915 ). Tropical
    Size/Weight/Age: Maturity: Lm 13.0 range ? - ? cm Max length : 20.0 cm OT male/unsexed;
    Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean: southwest Australia.
    Description: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-20.
    Biology: Found on edge of rocky areas, muddy bottom and areas of high sediment load; jetty piles and moorings; often associated with sponges or sea squirts or attached to man-made objects; moves to deeper waters in winter. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205 ). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205 ). This species manifested evidence of genetically monogamous character in seahorses (Ref. 59213 ). Site fidelity is observed during breeding season (Ref. 59213 ). Length type refers to height (= TL - head length) (Ref. 30915 ). Life cycle and mating behavior Gestation period 2-3 weeks, depending on water temperature. This species manifested evidence of genetically monogamous character in seahorses (Ref. 59213 ). Site fidelity is observed during breeding season (Ref. 59213 ). Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch (Ref. 205 ).
    Data Sheet: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Hippocampus-subelongatus.html
    WoRMS: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxlist&tName=Hippocampus subelongatus
    Classification Request: Click to View Classification Request




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