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      Reef Keeper

      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Hippocampus whitei

      Max. size: 13.0 cm OT (male/unsexed)
      Environment: demersal; non-migratory; marine ; depth range 1 - 46 m
      Gazetteer Southwest Pacific: Solomon Islands and Australia. Records from southern Mozambique and Natal, South Africa are misidentifications of Hippocampus camelopardalis. International trade is monitored through a licensing system (CITES II, since 5.15.04).
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-17; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 4. Description: (based on 31 specimens): Adult height: 6.0-13.0cm. Rings: 11 35 (32-36). Snout length: 2.3 (2.0-2.7) in head length. Dorsal fin rays: 18 (16-20) covering 2 1 rings. Pectoral fin rays: 16-17 (15-18). Coronet: high, inclined backwards with seven sharp angles or points at top. Spines: variable, low to moderately developed and rounded to quite sharp. Other distinctive characters: long snout; prominent, sharp eye spines; single or double cheek spines; head quite narrow. Color pattern: dull greyish brown to yellow; often mottled brown with a net-like pattern of reticulating dark lines; may have ‘saddles’ of paler color across dorsolateral surface.
      Biology: In shallow, weedy inshore areas and Zostera seagrass beds; also on sponges. Also under jetties on holdfasts of kelp, and on other man-made structures such as shark nets. Diurnal and site faithful
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  1.   Sat February 12, 2005 5:30pm Rating: 10.00 

    1. beautiful!!! how did you get it????
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