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H. ingens (Pacific)

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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:  Eastern Pacific: San Diego in California, USA to Peru including the Galapagos Islands

Environment:  depth range 1 - 60 m   Occur in offshore waters, mostly captured by dredging at 10 m or deeper

Climate:  Sub-tropical

Availability:  CB have recently become available

Physical Characteristics:  largest of all seahorses reaching 14 inches (30cm),  Coronet: medium-high, tilted backwards with five well-defined points, sharp edges or flanges at top. Spines: variable, from low rounded bumps to well-developed blunt-tipped spines. Prominent, long (drooping), rounded, single cheek spines; prominent eye spine ; males commonly have a prominent keel;  Colors : reddish-maroon, grey, yellow and gold; various shades of brown; may have fine white light and dark markings running vertically down body.

Reproduction:  14-15 days.  Brood size up to 1000.  Very small fry, difficult to raise.

Other Information:  Some people have experienced problems when keeping Ingens from Mexico with other species.  Be cautious about mixing them with other seahorses - details available at Seahorse.org




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