H. hippocampus

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H. hippocampus (European)

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:  Eastern Atlantic: Wadden Sea southward to the Gulf of Guinea, Canary Islands and along the African coast to Guinea. Also in the Mediterranean.

Environment:  shallow inshore waters among algae,  may over-winter in deeper water

Climate:  Sub-tropical

Availability:  Not usually available

Physical Characteristics:  5 inches (7.0-13.0cm)  Coronet: narrow, ridge-like  Spines: low, very low in adults  very short snout  Color: bright orange, purple, brown, black, green, yellow 


Other Information:  same range as H. guttulatus they coexist due to the varying snout lengths and the foods they target





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