Western Atlantic: North Carolina in USA, Bermuda (Ref. ) and Bahamas to Santa Catarina, Brazil (Ref. ). International trade is monitored through a. Hippocampus reidi. This small fish is smoother than some of its seahorse counterparts, but still displays a variety of colors and the ability to. The slender seahorse or longsnout seahorse (not to be confused with the Long- snouted seahorse), Hippocampus reidi, is a species of fish in the Syngnathidae.

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Kattegat Centeret – Kasper Hareskov Tygesen. Brazilian Reidi Seahorse Hippocampus reidi. Reef safe with luck: A Seahorse Reef, Part Two: The slender seahorse typically grows to be approximately 6. During the night, this species stops feeding and also stops swimming, wrapping its tail around a holdfast and remaining there until dawn.

The water current must not be too powerful, as they are not strong swimmers. Discover Fishes Hippocampus reidi. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonomy articles created by Polbot. Males and females are easily distinguished due to their bright colors. It also has a deeper body and a wedge-like or triangular coronet with sharp edges and spines while the longsnout seahorse has a narrower body and a rounded coronet.

Pale saddles may be present along the dorsolateral surfaces. A larger tank might be needed for fully-grown specimens.

The coronet crown-shaped piece of skin located at the top of the head may be quite large, rounded and convoluted. Luckily they are bred in captivity in multiple places. This small fish is smoother than some of its seahorse counterparts, but still displays a variety of colors and the ability to change color quickly for camouflage.

As a pair or in a small group This reiddi thrives best as a pair or in a small group. Coloration The longsnout seahorse ranges from black to yellow, red, orange and brown hippoca,pus numerous white dots primarily on the tail.


Typically there are no skin appendages, although the longsnout seahorse is covered with rings of bony plates. However, both males and females may have brown or white spots placed sporadically upon their body. The slender seahorse has an affinity for coral reefs [3] and seagrass beds and can be found on gorgonian coral, seagrassmangrovesand Sargassum.

WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Hippocampus reidi Ginsburg,

When feeding, seahorses use their long snout and small mouth to create pipette-like suction drawing live prey into their mouths. These longsnout seahorses grow to almost 7 inches long and live one to four years.

Longsnout seahorses search for prey only during day light hours. The maximum reported size of the longsnout seahorse is 6. Food Habits The diet of the longsnout seahorse consists of ghost shrimp, grass shrimp, opossum shrimp, amphipods, and other small marine crustaceans. Views Read Edit View history. Reid of the Division of Fishes at the U. Wikispecies has information related to Hippocampus reidi. Smaller individuals inhabit shallower waters. Some species doesn’t handle transportation very well, but that doesn’t mean that the species isn’t hardy under the right conditions.

Captivity bred Seahorses however, may have learned to eat frozen Mysis from the beginning and are therefore much easier to keep. Seahorse eggs are oval or pear-shaped, orange in color, and measure 0. In this case, a “normal” aquarium is a reef aquarium with mixed corals or a fish only aquarium with an approximately salinity of 1.

Retrieved from ” https: In addition, it is commonly collected for use in folk medicine, as souvenirs, and for religious purposes.

Slender seahorse

Tubercles are low and rounded while spines are absent with the exception of eye spines. The longsnout seahorse was originally described by Ginsburg as Hippocampus reidi in Importance to Humans The longsnout seahorse is considered an important species in the aquarium trade and is one of the most exported Brazilian marine ornamental fish species.


The specific name honors Mr Earl D. No sources hippocamups that this species will harm corals or other invertebrates. Seahorses are also taken as bycatch in the shrimp trawl fisheries off the reici of the US, Mexico, and Central America.

This species is similar to the lined seahorse H. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A interesting aspect of seahorse coloration is the ability to rapidly transform color patterns to blend with their immediate surroundings.

Description This species has hippocapus different colours, f. They are collected as aquarium fish, folk medicine, curiosities and for religious purposes. Males are usually orange, while the females are yellow. Distinctive Features This seahorse has a narrow body with a long thick snout.

Taxonomy The longsnout seahorse was originally described by Ginsburg as Hippocampus reidi in Predators In general, seahorses are believed to have few natural predators due to reiid ability to camouflage along with their unpalatable boney plates and spines. This page was last edited on 23 November reii, at They mate for life, have complicated courtship and bonding rituals, and the male carries the embryos to term in his brood pouch.

Synonyms found in scientific literature referring to this species include H.

Hippocampus reidi – Viquipèdia, l’enciclopèdia lliure

Special aquariums may cover tanks with low salinity, sub-tropical temperature, deep sand bed, sea grass etc. Geographical Distribution World distribution map for the longsnout seahorse This seahorse can be found throughout the Caribbean Sea and the western North Atlantic Ocean including off North Carolina and the southern U. Hippocampuw species has many different colours, f.