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Seahorse
Hippocampus guttulatus Distribution

Long-snouted seahorse
Langschnäuziges Seepferdchen
Hippocampe moucheté
Caballito de mar
Cavalluccio camuso
The temperate Atlantic
The Mediterranean
Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in seagrass among algae or phanerogams.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found among algae or invertebrates (sponges, rods, corals...)
  • The species can be found between 1 and 12 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • Hides among algae.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a couple
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 16 cm
  • Maximum age known : 6 year(s)
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • The animal changes colour like a chameleon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    Used in the clothing, footwear or crafts industries for the manufacture of articles (jewellery, etc.).
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

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