Western Atlantic: North Carolina in USA, Bermuda (Ref. ) and Bahamas to Santa Catarina, Brazil (Ref. ). International trade is monitored through a. Hippocampus reidi. This small fish is smoother than some of its seahorse counterparts, but still displays a variety of colors and the ability to. The slender seahorse or longsnout seahorse (not to be confused with the Long- snouted seahorse), Hippocampus reidi, is a species of fish in the Syngnathidae.
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Synonyms found in scientific literature referring to this species include H.
Pale saddles may be present along the dorsolateral surfaces. Seahorse eggs are oval or pear-shaped, orange in color, and measure 0.
Some species doesn’t handle transportation very well, but that doesn’t mean that the species isn’t hardy under the right conditions.
This seahorse is also frequently taken as bycatch in non-selective fishing gear such as trawl nets. One should avoid keeping seahorses together with food competitors as this will impede feeding. English language common names for this species include hippocamps seahorse, Brazilian seahorse, seahorse, and slender sea horse.
Ridi a pair or in a small group This species thrives best as a pair or in a small group. In addition, it is commonly collected for use in folk medicine, as souvenirs, and for religious purposes. The tail is long and curved. A interesting aspect of seahorse coloration is the ability to rapidly transform color patterns to blend with their immediate surroundings. Importance to Humans The longsnout seahorse is considered an important species in the aquarium trade and is one of the most exported Brazilian marine ornamental fish species.
Reef Compatibility of Hippocampus spp.
Brazilian Reidi Seahorse (Hippocampus reidi)
They are collected as aquarium fish, folk medicine, curiosities and for religious purposes. Order — Syngnathiformes Family — Syngnathidae Genus — Hippocampus Species — reidi Common Names English language common names for this species include longsnout seahorse, Brazilian seahorse, seahorse, and slender sea horse.
Hippocamups The ovoviviparous longsnout seahorse is pair-bonded in the wild, in other words, males mate for life with the same female.
Habitat Typically the longsnout seahorse is considered an hippoccampus species although in some locations it may be common. The easiest solution is to keep them in a small aquarium, down to 40 liters is perfect for a little group, as a confined space makes it easier to control feeding.
Seahorses swim by rapid undulations of the dorsal and pectoral fins. Males are usually orange, while the females are yellow.
The specific name honors Mr Earl D. Kattegat Centeret – Kasper Hareskov Tygesen. The depth range of this seahorse is meters with smaller individuals residing in shallower habitats. Species of the Hippocampux family should be kept in a dedicated tank, see the family description below.
WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Hippocampus reidi Ginsburg,
Not to be confused with Long-snouted seahorse. Hippocampus reidi Ginsburg Parasites External parasites of seahorses include flukes, isopods, and monogenetic trematodes; internal parasites are digenetic trematodes, cestodes, and reidj.
Longsnout Seahorse Longnose Seahorse. Taxonomy The longsnout seahorse was originally described by Ginsburg as Hippocampus reidi in A Seahorse Reef Part 1: It is a poor swimmer that prefers to ambush small prey from its secure hiding spot among seagrass, mangroves, or gorgonian coral, quickly sucking them rejdi its toothless snout. Even so, seahorses have been documented from the stomachs of large pelagic fishes including red snapper, dorado, rays, skates, tuna, and dolphinfishes.
Reef safe with luck: Geographical Distribution World distribution map for the longsnout seahorse This seahorse can be found throughout the Caribbean Sea and the western North Atlantic Ocean including off North Carolina and the southern U.
When feeding, seahorses use their long snout and small mouth to create pipette-like suction drawing live prey into their mouths.
Retrieved from ” https: The coronet crown-shaped piece of reudi located at reiei top of the head may be quite large, rounded and convoluted. Wikispecies has information related to Hippocampus reidi. They have few predators because of their camouflage and bony-plated body, but are collected by humans for the aquarium trade or folk medicine. Distinctive Features This seahorse has a narrow body with a long thick hippkcampus.
Typically there are no skin appendages, although the longsnout seahorse is covered with rings of bony plates. Reef safe with caution: This species reaches maturity at approximately 3. Food Recommended Zooplankton Cyclops, pods This is based on a medium size animal, which you want to keep for several years. Only a few aquarists has reported problems keeping this species with corals and other invertebrates.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. English English Dansk Deutsch. Dedicated aquarium Species of the Pipefish family should be kept in a dedicated tank, see the family description below.
The longsnout seahorse is considered an important species in the aquarium trade and is one of the most exported Brazilian marine ornamental fish species. Food Habits The diet of the longsnout seahorse consists of ghost shrimp, grass shrimp, opossum shrimp, amphipods, and other small marine crustaceans.