H. kuda

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H. kuda (Spotted)

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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: Pakistan and India to southern Japan, Hawaii, and the Society Islands. This name is used for maybe 10 distinct species in the Indo-Pacific

Environment:  brackish; marine ; depth range - 68 m

Climate:  Tropical

Availability:  CB & WC available

Physical Characteristics:  grow to 10" (7.0-17.0cm), very common, Coronet: low-medium, rounded, overhanging at the back, often with a cup-like depression in the top; sometimes with broad flanges; not spiny. Spines: low, rounded bumps only. Other distinctive characters: deep head; deep body; thick snout. Color pattern: often totally black with a grainy texture; alternatively pale yellow or cream with fairly large, dark spots (especially females); may be sandy coloured, blending in with the surroundings.

Reproduction:  20-28 day gestation.  Up to 1000 fry per brood.

Other Information: Also referred to as the Kuda complex as this name is used for maybe 10 distinct species in the Indo-Pacific - caution should be used in assuming any fact applies to all members of the Kuda complex.






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