Hippocampus casscsio

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Hippocampus casscsio
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Hippocampus
H. casscsio
Binomial name
Hippocampus casscsio
Zhang, Qin, Wang & Lin, 2016

Hippocampus casscsio, the Beibu Bay seahorse,[2] is a species of marine fish of the family Syngnathidae. It is found off the coast of Hainan, China, and from sites around Beibu Bay/the Gulf of Tonkin. It inhabits shallow coastal waters to depths of 15 metres (49 ft).[1] It is expected to consume small benthic and planktonic crustaceans such as copepods, shrimps, and mysids, similar to other seahorses. This species is ovoviviparous, with males brooding eggs in a brood pouch before giving birth to live young.[1] It grows to a length of 13.3 centimetres (5.2 in).[2]


  1. ^ a b c Pollom, R. (2017). "Hippocampus casscsio". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T112664105A112664119. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Hippocampus casscsio" in FishBase. February 2018 version.

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