H. capensis

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H. capensis (Knysna)

Other species pages:

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:   Southeast Atlantic: endemic to South Africa. Hippocampus capensis has the smallest known range of any seahorse

Environment:   Found in bays and estuaries among submerged vegetation

Climate:  temperate

Availability:  CB  (Ocean Rider: Zulu Lulu)

Physical Characteristics: 4 inches (11.2 cm)  Coronet: none, arch of neck is a smooth curve; juveniles may have a very small coronet but this disappears as they mature. Spines: none on body; very short and blunt on tail Other distinctive characters: short snout; male with slight keel. Color pattern: usually mottled greenish or brownish; can have scattered dark spots on body.


Other Information:  was the first to be assessed as threatened on the IUCN Red List, in 1994.






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