Catalog Number: USNM 49730
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration; Radiograph; Photograph
Locality: Totomi B. Japan, Japan, Pacific
Habitat and Ecology
Life History and Behavior
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- 2003Data Deficient(IUCN 2003)
- 2003Data Deficient
Seahorses are vulnerable to a number of threats. This species is not known for any commercial trade, however it maybe taken as by-catch, susceptible to coastal habitat degradation, or exploited for the Chinese medicine trade or ornamental trade.
This species may be particularly susceptible to decline. All seahorse species have vital parental care, and many species studied to date have high site fidelity (Perante et al. 2002, Vincent et al. in review), highly structured social behaviour (Vincent and Sadler 1995), and relatively sparse distributions (Lourie et al. 1999). The importance of life history parameters in determining response to exploitation has been demonstrated for a number of species (Jennings et al. 1998).
Further research is needed on the biology, ecology, threats and population trends of this species.
- Dhiho's seahorse discovered in Korea for the first time, Yonhap News Agency, 12 June 2013.
- Project Seahorse 2003. Hippocampus sindonis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 4 August 2007.
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