Zebra seahorse

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Zebra Seahorse
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Hippocampus
Species:
H. zebra
Binomial name
Hippocampus zebra
Whitley, 1964
Synonyms[1]
  • Hippocampus montebelloensis Kuiter, 2001

The zebra seahorse (Hippocampus zebra) is a species of fish in the family Syngnathidae. It is endemic to northern Australia.

Habitat[edit]

This species of fish has been found inshore in and around coral reefs and it can also be found in areas with sand and mud bottoms, possibly associated with gorgonians.[2] The maximum reported depth is 69 m.[3]. It is ovoviviparous, the male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is situated under the tail.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pollom, R. (2017). "Hippocampus zebra". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T107261083A54906819. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Hippocampus zenra" in FishBase. February 2018 version.
  3. ^ Seahorse.fisheries.ubc.ca

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