Hippocampus suezensis Duncker, 1940

Egyptian seahorse
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Syngnathiformes (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Hippocampinae
Etymology: Hippocampus: Greek, ippos = horse + Greek,kampe = curvature (Ref. 45335).

Issue
This species is a synonym of Hippocampus kelloggi Jordan & Snyder, 1901 according to Lourie et al., 2016 (Ref. 115213). This species record will be removed.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic; non-migratory; depth range 9 - 10 m (Ref. 93157).   Tropical

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Western Indian Ocean: restricted to the Red and Arabian Seas.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 27.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93157)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 20; Anal soft rays: 4. This species is characterized by the following: D 20, A 4; trunk rings 11; tail rings 40; brood pouch extends over 7-8 rings; head length/snout length = 1.7 times the HL; snout 0.56, least snout depth 0.18; anterior pair of cheek spines are broad, blunt, directed to the anterior, running parallel to the lower jaw; 2 pairs of eye spines, where anterior pair longer than posterior, both are prominent; coronet straight with wedge-like ridges; body with 3 lines of spines on each side, dorsal, lateral, ventral extending to the posterior end of the head; lateral line short; colour (in ethanol) is brown with tiny pale spots (Ref. 93157).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Jawad, L., L. Al-Kharusi, J. Al-Mamry, 2011. On the occurrence of the Egyptian seahorse Hippocampus suezensis Duncker, 1940 in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Acta Adriat. 52(1):137-140, (Ref. 93157)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .