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Location: Indo-Pacific, Gulf of Thailand, South
Sea China. Western Central Pacific: southern Sulu Sea of the
Philippines and Malaysia.
Environment: depth range 6 - 10 m. Unlike most
seahorses, this species is often found clinging to hard coral.
Climate: Tropical 74 - 78 F (24-26 C)
Availability: CB and WC are available
Physical Characteristics: 4"-6" (15.0 cm),
Coronet: medium-high, five sharp spines; quite sharp eye spine;
first dorsal trunk spine much longer than others and curved backwards;
double cheek spines, double spines below eye. Color: white to pale
yellow to pale brown; reddish brown spots and lines on body; snout often
striped; fine lines radiating from eye.
Reproduction: Fry hitch at birth
Other Information: reported to have a
sensitivity to nitrates evidenced by heavy breathing.