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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name:Hippocampus jayakari
      Max. size: 13.0 cm OT (male/unsexed)
      Environment: demersal; non-migratory; marine
      Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea and Arabian Sea. International trade is monitored through a licensing system (CITES II, since 5.15.04).
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-19. Description: (based on 8 specimens): Adult height: 11.0-13.0cm. Rings: 11 38-39. Snout length: 2.1 (1.9-2.4) in head length. Dorsal fin rays: 18-19 covering 2 1 rings. Pectoral fin rays: 17-18 Coronet: low-medium with four very long sharp spines. Spines: very long and sharp; no spines on alternate tail rings. Other distinctive characters: double cheek spine (usually); double spine below eye; very long, sharp spine in front of coronet and above eye. Color pattern: pale cream or beige colored; often with a pattern of large white spots on body and face; spines with a broad dark band near tip; dark mid-ventral line.
      Biology: Found in seagrass beds, e.g. Halophila spp.
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