BIOTIC Species Information for Hippocampus guttulatus
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Researched byChris Chance Data supplied byMarineEcoSol
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Taxonomy
Scientific nameHippocampus guttulatus Common nameLong-snouted seahorse
MCS Code Recent Synonyms

PhylumChordata Subphylum
Superclass ClassOsteichthyes
Subclass OrderSygnathiformes
Suborder FamilySygnathidae
GenusHippocampus Speciesguttulatus
Subspecies   

Additional Information
Taxonomy References Lourie et al., 1999, Garrick-Maidment & Jones, 2004,
General Biology
Growth formNot relevant
Feeding methodField unresearched
Mobility/MovementInsufficient information
Environmental positionNot researched
Typical food typesNot researched HabitNot researched
BioturbatorNot researched FlexibilityNot researched
FragilityNot researched Size
Height Growth RateNot researched
Adult dispersal potential10-100m DependencyNot researched
SociabilitySolitary
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References Lourie et al., 1999,
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & Ireland
Global distribution
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth rangeNot researched
MigratoryNot researched   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesField not researched
Physiographic preferencesField unresearched
Biological zoneField unresearched
Wave exposureField unresearched
Tidal stream strength/Water flowField unresearched
SalinityField unresearched
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Lourie et al., 1999, Garrick-Maidment & Jones, 2004,
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive type Developmental mechanism
Reproductive SeasonMultiple Reproductive LocationBrood chamber / Pouch
Reproductive frequencyAnnual protracted Regeneration potential No
Life span3-5 years Age at reproductive maturity<1 year
Generation timeInsufficient information FecundityRange 10-581, mean 214 (+/-111)
Egg/propagule sizeNot researched Fertilization typeInsufficient information
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialInsufficient information Larval settlement periodInsufficient
Duration of larval stageInsufficient information   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Lourie et al., 1999,
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