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  • Doni Marie Posey's MBI Stats
    Approved Reports: 37
    Points: 1190 pnts
    Award Level:  Advanced Breeder
    Total Posts: 231
    MBI Join Date: 8/18/2010 5:36:45 AM
    Last Login: 1/6/2012 6:41:16 AM
    Location: Hillsborough, NC
    MBI Site: Marine Aquarium Societies of North America
  • Species Data
    Species: Hippocampus reidi
    Has Successfully been bred and raised in captivity
    Class: B
    Environment: Reef-associated; non-migratory; brackish; marine; depth range 0 - 55 m (Ref. 30915 )
    Size/Weight/Age: Max length : 17.5 cm OT male/unsexed; (Ref. 30915 )
    Distribution: Subtropical; 29°N - 25°S, 133°W - 40°W (Ref. 57010 ) Western Atlantic: North Carolina in USA, Bermuda (Ref. 9710 ) and Bahamas to Santa Catarina, Brazil (Ref. 57756 ). International trade is monitored through a licensing system (CITES II, since 5.15.04) and a minimum size of 10 cm applies.
    Description: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16 19. Description: (based on 39 specimens): Adult height: 9.5-17.5cm. Rings: 11+35 (31-39). Snout length: 2.2 (2.0-2.5) in head length. Dorsal fin rays: 17 (16-19) covering 2+1 rings. Pectoral fin rays: 16 (15-17). Coronet: low-medium, rounded, may be quite large and convoluted (like a crumpled piece of paper). Spines: none to low rounded tubercles. Other distinctive characters: broad, almost double cheek and eye spines; long, thick snout; narrow body; usually no skin appendages. Color pattern: often profusely spotted with brown, with numerous tiny white dots (especially on tail); may have paler ‘saddles’ across dorsolateral surfaces.
    Biology: Uncommon in most areas, but may be locally common in certain places. Usually attached to gorgonians or seagrasses but may occur in floating Sargassum or swimming freely in midwater (Ref. 9710 ). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205 ). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205 ). Has been reared in captivity (Ref. 35409 ). Length type refers to Height (= from top of coronet to the tip of straightened tail).
    Data Sheet:
    WoRMS: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxlist&tName=Hippocampus reidi
    Classification Request: Classification Request Not Available

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