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Hippocampus kuda Bleeker, 1852
SPOTTED SEAHORSE
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Gasterosteiformes  
 Family Syngnathidae  
 Genus Hippocampus  
  Hippocampus kuda    Bleeker, 1852 
Provider: P. L. Lin 
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Synonyms: Hippocamphus kuda Hippocampus aterrimus Hippocampus chinensis Hippocampus hilonis Hippocampus horai Hippocampus kuda multiannularis Hippocampus melanospilos Hippocampus moluccensis Hippocampus novaehebudorum Hippocampus polytaenia Hippocampus raji details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002); Fishbase(2005); The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)
Character: Rings: 11+36 (34-38). Snout length: 2.3 (2.0-2.6) in head length. Dorsal fin rays: 17-18 covering 2+1 rings. Pectoral fin rays: 16 (15-18). Coronet: low-medium, rounded, overhanging at the back, often with a cup-like depression in the top; sometimes with broad flanges; not spiny. Spines: low, rounded bumps only. Other distinctive characters: deep head; deep body; thick snout. Color pattern: often totally black with a grainy texture; alternatively pale yellow or cream with fairly large, dark spots (especially females); may be sandy colored, blending in with the surroundings. 
Habitat: Inhabits seagrass and marine algae areas of estuaries and seaward reefs; also on steep mud slopes. Found in open water and attached to drifting Sargassum up to 20 km from shore. Adults in pairs. 
Distribution: Distributed in the Indo-Pacific from Pakistan and India to southern Japan, Hawaii, and the Society Islands. It is mainly found in northern and southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Very popular aquarium fish. Highly valued species in traditional Chinese medicine. Has been reared in captivity. International trade is monitored through a licensing system (CITES II, since 5.15.04). 
Name Code: 381118
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Hippocampus kuda
Hippocampus kuda
Spotted Seahorse
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Hippocampus kuda
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Spotted Seahorse
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