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Hippocampus bargibanti Whitley, 1970
PYGMY SEAHORSE
Gorgonian Seahorse

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Hippocampus bargibanti   Whitley , 1970

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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 ) .   More on author: Whitley .

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 16 - 40 m (Ref. 30915 ).   Tropical; 3°N - 23°S

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Indo-West Pacific: Japan to Queensland, Australia eastward to Vanuatu. Conservation status: data deficient (Ref. 30915 ). International trade is monitored through a licensing system ( CITES II, since 5.15.04).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m 1.3   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.4 cm OT male/unsexed; (Ref. 31803 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-15. Description based on 4 specimens: Adult height, less than 2.0 cm. Rings, 11-12 + 31-34. Snout length is greater than 4.0 in head length. Dorsal fin rays, 13-15 covering 1+1 rings. Pectoral fin rays, 10. Coronet, a rounded knob. Spine, as irregular bulbous tubercles scattered over body and tail; a single prominent rounded eye spine; a single low rounded cheek spine. Other distinctive characters: head and body very fleshy, mostly without recognizable body rings; ventral portion of trunk segments incomplete; snout extremely short. Color pattern: two color morphs are known: (a) pale grey or purple with pink or red tubercles (found on gorgonian coral Muricella plectana ) and (b) yellow with orange tubercles (found on gorgonian coral Muricella paraplectana ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Only known to occur on gorgonian corals of the genus Muricella , with up to 28 pairs on a single gorgonian. The tubercles and truncated snout of this species match the color and shape of the polyps of the host gorgonian, while its body matches the gorgonian stem. So extreme is this camouflage that the original specimens were only noticed after their host gorgonian had been collected and observed in an aquarium. Post-pelagic young settle on various hosts, but to breed, they appear to prefer the red polyp Muricella spp. That usually grow in depths over 20 m (Ref. 48635 ). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205 ). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205 ).

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Possibly monogamous in the wild (Ref. 30915 ). Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch (Ref. 205 ).

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Lourie, S.A., A.C.J. Vincent and H.J. Hall , 1999. Seahorses: an identification guide to the world's species and their conservation. Project Seahorse, London. 214 p. (Ref. 30915 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185 )

  Data deficient (DD)  

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Appendix II: International trade monitored

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 25.9 - 29, mean 27.7 (based on 134 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00427 (0.00162 - 0.01121), b=3.00 (2.78 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Fec=34). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .

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