IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
Hippocampus ingens is traded for traditional medicine, curios and aquaria (Vincent and Perry, in prep.). They are targeted as aquarium fishes in Mexico, and are incidentally caught, as bycatch, by the shrimp trawl fishery and other fisheries along the Pacific coasts of Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama, and are affected by habitat degradation in Mexico and Panama (J. Baum, unpublished data). Fishers' and traders' evidence of declines in seahorse availability raise concern for this species.
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