coleman's pygmy seahorse

Scientific name Hippocampus colemani
Descriptor Kuiter
Year of description 2003
IUCN category DD
Family Syngnathidae
Genus Hippocampus
Hippocampus colemani Hippocampus colemani

Introduction

Hippocampus colemani, commonly known as coleman's pygmy seahorse, is a little salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    2 cm
  • Maximum size
    3 cm
  • Average size
    2 cm
  • Maximum size
    3 cm

How to recognize the coleman's pygmy seahorse ?

The coleman's pygmy seahorse measures between 2 and 3 cm. Given its small size, this species is commonly referred to as a "dwarf" animal. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly blanc and or body.

Sexual dimorphism

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living as a couple or alone
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The coleman's pygmy seahorse is a fish living as a couple or alone naturally found in the vegetation. This species is carnivorous . Measuring only a few centimeters, this small species tends to be discreet and hide in the presence of larger neighbors.

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovovivipare

The coleman's pygmy seahorse is a fish ovovivipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    24 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    4 - 12 m
  • Environment
    Active pelagic
  • Flow
    Slow

Biotope presentation

The coleman's pygmy seahorse is most often found at a depth between 4m and 12m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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Fishkeeping

Not recommended

We do not recommend keeping this species in an aquarium. It has unpredictable needs which, if not met, generate significant stress, potentially leading to a shorter life expectancy, an interruption of its growth or the development of pathogens.

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Bibliographic references

Revision of the Australian Seahorses of the Genus Hippocampus (Syngnathiformes: Syngnathidae) with Descriptions of Nine New Species - RUDIE H. KUITER - Western Australian Museum - 2001.

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