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Location: Eastern Pacific: San Diego in California, USA
to Peru including the Galapagos Islands
Environment: depth range 1 - 60 m Occur in
offshore waters, mostly captured by dredging at 10 m or deeper
Availability: CB have recently become available
largest of all seahorses reaching 14 inches (30cm), Coronet:
medium-high, tilted backwards with five well-defined points, sharp edges
or flanges at top. Spines: variable, from low rounded bumps to
well-developed blunt-tipped spines. Prominent, long (drooping), rounded,
single cheek spines; prominent eye spine ; males commonly have a
prominent keel; Colors : reddish-maroon, grey, yellow and gold;
various shades of brown; may have fine white light and dark markings
running vertically down body.
Reproduction: 14-15 days. Brood size up to 1000.
Very small fry, difficult to raise.
Other Information: Some people have experienced
problems when keeping Ingens from Mexico with other species. Be
cautious about mixing them with other seahorses - details available at