H. subelongatus

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H. subelongatus (W. Australian)

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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 Indian Ocean: southwest Australia.

Environment:  depth range 1 - 25 m;  edge of rocky areas, muddy bottom and areas of high sediment load; jetty piles and moorings

Climate:  Sub-tropical

Availability:  not common in the aquarium trade

Physical Characteristics:   5-7 inches (13.0-20.0cm) Coronet: high, expanded rounded top - (more fluted in females,  rounded in males). Spines: low, rounded bumps only ; narrow body; usually double rounded cheek spines; long snout (about 1/2 head length); prominent rounded eye spine. Color pattern: usually pale may be yellow, orange, black, purple, white, cream or pink; brown ring around spines; striped snout

Reproduction:  Gestation period 2-3 weeks, depending on water temperature.

Other Information:  move to deeper waters in winter




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