H. guttulatus

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H. guttulatus (Speckled)

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:  Eastern Atlantic: British Isles to Morocco, Canary Islands , Madeira, and the Azores including the Mediterranean. Black Sea specimens may represent a different species. 

Environment:  Eastern Atlantic: British Isles to Morocco, Canary Islands , Madeira, and the Azores including the Mediterranean. Black Sea specimens may represent a different species.  shallow inshore waters among algae and eel grass

Climate:  Temperate

Availability:  Not available

Physical Characteristics:  8 inches (8.5-18.0cm),  Coronet: small but distinct, with 5 rounded knobs ; horizontal plate in front of coronet as high as coronet itself  Spines: medium to well-developed with blunt tips. Often has a mane of thick skin fronds on neck and head. Color  brown; prominent white spots on body (often with a dark ring around them)

Reproduction:  300 fry after a 28 day gestation, fry are large - approximately half an inch

Other Information:  Previously named H. ramulosus











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