H. breviceps

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H. breviceps (Short Snouted)

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H. abdominalis
H. algiricus
H. angustus

H. barbouri
H. bargibanti
H. borboniensis
H. breviceps
H. camelopardalis
H. capensis
H. colemani
H. comes
H. coronatus
H. denise
H. erectus
H. fisheri
H. fuscus
H. guttulatus
H. hippocampus
H. histrix
H. ingens
H. jayakari
H. kelloggi
H. kuda
H. lichtensteinii
H. minotauri

H. mohnikei
H. procerus
H. reidi
H. sindonis
H. spinosissimus
H. subelongatus
H. trimaculatus
H. tuberculatus
H. whitei
H. zebra
H. zosterae

Location:  Indo-Pacific:  south west Australia.

Environment:  mostly in Sargassum weeds

Climate:  temperate

Availability:  just becoming available in the aquarium trade in the USA

Physical Characteristics:  4 - 6 inches (15.0 cm)  Coronet: tall, columnar or knob-like. Spines: irregularly developed; with or without mane of thick skin fronds on the head and neck region; Color : purplish brown or yellowish or reddish; numerous white spots; often with dark spots or patches

Reproduction:  50 to 100 young per brood

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