H. histrix

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H. histrix (Thorny)

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:  Indo-Pacific: Tanzania and South Africa to Hawaii and Tahiti, north to Japan, south to New Caledonia. Reported from the Arafura Sea

Environment:  depth range - 82 m  found among clumps of algae or in seagrass beds

Climate:  Tropical

Availability:  occasionally available

Physical Characteristics:   4-5 inches (7.9-13.5cm)  Coronet: medium, with four or five very long, very sharp spines, very long snout,.  Base colour variable, including pale pink, yellow or green; spines often dark tipped


Other Information:  5 other species once lumped in the species




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