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      West African Seahorse
      West African Seahorse

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      Reef Keeper

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      Hippocampus algiricus

      Max. size: 19.2 cm OT (male/unsexed)
      Environment: demersal; non-migratory; marine
      Gazetteer Eastern Central Atlantic: Senegal to Angola. International trade is monitored through a licensing system (CITES II, since 5.15.04).
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-18. Description: (based on 18 specimens): Adult height: 9.0-19.2 cm. Rings: 11 36 (35-37). Snout length: 2.4 (2.1-2.6) in head length. Dorsal fin rays: 17-18 covering 2 1 rings. Pectoral fin rays: 16-17. Coronet: relatively low, rounded and overhanging at the back, flat-topped or with a slight depression. Spines: low, rounded bumps only. Other distinctive characters: body rings quite chunky; broad or almost double eye and cheek spines. Color pattern: may be covered with tiny white dots or larger brown spots
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