- Species presence
- Recorded In Australia
- Marine Habitats
- Conservation status
- IUCNData Deficient
- Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – vertebrates
- Brief description: Typical seahorse shape with high coronet and low spines in adults.
- Description : Typical seahorse shape with high coronet and low spines (except eye spine) in adults; striped snout.
- Biology : Common in silty bays and estuaries, where they have small home ranges and feed on a variety of crustaceans. Breeding in summer; largely monogamous (size-assortative pairings); gestation is around 2-3 weeks and average brood size is 250-600. Listed in CITES Appendix 2.
- Habitat: Coastal reefs, bays, estuaries.
- Maximum size (cm): 28
- Diet: Carnivore
- Dangerous: No
- Colours: Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow, White
- Distribution: South-western Australia.
- Habitat types: Marine
- Depth: Shallow (1-30m)
- Water column: On or near seafloor
- Commercial species: False
- Author credit: Glenn Moore / Western Australian Museum
Names and sources
|Hippocampus elongatus Castelnau, 1873 Castelnau, 1873 Castelnau, 1873|
|Published in: Castelnau, F.L. de 1873. Contribution to the ichthyology of Australia. 8. Fishes of Western Australia. Proc. Zool. Acclim. Soc. Vict. Vol. 2 pp. 123-149|
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