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      Hippocampus lichtensteinii

      Max. size: 4.0 cm OT (male/unsexed)
      Environment: demersal; non-migratory; marine
      Gazetteer Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea. If the type locality is in error this might be a synonym of the very similar Hippocampus zosterae. International trade is monitored through a licensing system (CITES II, since 5.15.04).
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12. Description: (based on 6 specimens): Adult height: 3.0-4.0cm. Rings: 10 31. Snout length: 3.2-3.9 in head length. Dorsal fin rays: 11-12 covering 2 0 rings. Pectoral fin rays: 11-12. Coronet: high, columnar or knob-like, without spines. Spines: low, rounded bumps only. Other distinctive characters: big head in relation to body. Color pattern: preserved specimens pale brown without markings.
      Biology: Length type refers to height.
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