Spotted seahorse

This fish is known as Spotted Seahorse and the correct latin name is Hippocampus Kuda. It belongs to the Seahorse family. (e) It's origin is Indo-Pacific. (e) Character and suggestions regarding care This is a peaceful Seahorse. More

As with any seahorse, the Spotted Seahorse can be very difficult to keep. They are not disease resistant and are finicky eaters. Most will not accept anything but live foods, which not many people can provide because seahorses need to be fed frequently. More

This spotted seahorse specimen is has an obvious brood pouch protruding from its abdomen- an overt characteristic of male seahorses. This is a medium sized species, which typically have a lifespan in the wild of four to five years. More

When the Spotted Seahorse is feeling social, it often lights up or turns bright colors. More

Hippocampus KudaThe spotted seahorse, Hippocampus Kuda, was first reported, and named by a France biologist, Pieter Bleeker in year 1852 in Singapore. The name kuda practically derives from the Malay name for "horse". More

The Spotted seahorses, which once thrived in the Pulai River Estuary, is losing its habitat as well as numbers. SOS is particularly concerned that they may vanish soon. We do not want the episode to end with extinction. More

The Spotted Seahorse is strictly a marine species, widely distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific region, from the Indian Ocean to the northwestern, western central, and eastern central areas of the Pacific Ocean. More

* Spotted Seahorse (Hippocampus kuda) Lim, Kelvin K. P. & Jeffrey K. Y. Low, 1998. A Guide to the Common Marine Fishes of Singapore. Singapore Science Centre. 163 pp. More

give this spotted seahorse the air of a dragon. More

Common names

common seahorse in English
Hippocampe épineux in French (français)
Jayakar's seahorse in English
New Caledonian thorny seahorse in English
spiny seahorse in English
spotted seahorse in English

Order : Syngnathiformes
Family : Syngnathidae
Genus : Hippocampus
Species : Hippocampus jayakari
Authority : Fricke, 2004