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H. comes (Tiger Tail)

Other species pages:

H. abdominalis
H. algiricus
H. angustus

H. barbouri
H. bargibanti
H. borboniensis
H. breviceps
H. camelopardalis
H. capensis
H. colemani
H. comes
H. coronatus
H. denise
H. erectus
H. fisheri
H. fuscus
H. guttulatus
H. hippocampus
H. histrix
H. ingens
H. jayakari
H. kelloggi
H. kuda
H. lichtensteinii
H. minotauri

H. mohnikei
H. procerus
H. reidi
H. sindonis
H. spinosissimus
H. subelongatus
H. trimaculatus
H. tuberculatus
H. whitei
H. zebra
H. zosterae

Location:  Western Central Pacific: Malaysia, Singapore, Viet Nam and Philippines

Environment:  depth range - 20 m  This species is mainly found in pairs (Ref. 48635) on coral reefs, sponge gardens, kelp, and floating Sargassum

Climate:  Tropical

Availability:  WC available.  CB occasionally.

Physical Characteristics:  grow to 7 inches (16.0 cm)
Either dark with yellow stripes around tail or yellow with dark stripes.  5 point coronet, radiating lines of tiny white dots around eyes (beautiful!) and down onto trunk.  Coronet: small and quite low, with five distinct rounded knobs or spines Spines: varies from blunt to quite sharp; often with dark band around them near tip. Cheek spines double; double spines below, and sometimes also above eye; prominent, sharp nose spine; snout long and slender. Color Either dark (sometimes silvery) with yellow stripes  or yellow with dark stripes; striped tail ( may not be visible in dark specimens)

Reproduction:  Gestation period 2-3 weeks (but varies with water temperature).  Fry do not hitch at birth.

Other Information:  Not a seahorse for beginners, believed to be harder to keep than most.  Picky eaters.  Do not respond well to medical treatments.

 

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