Threatened fishes of the world: Hippocampus spinosissimus Weber 1913 (Syngnathidae)

Morgan, Siân K.; Panes, Hazel M.
February 2008
Environmental Biology of Fishes;Feb2008, Vol. 82 Issue 1, p21
Academic Journal
The article offers information about one of the threatened fishes of the world called Hedgehog seahorse with scientific name Hippocampus spinosissimus. This marine creature, which is known as Kabayo-kabayo sa kabanawgan in Cebuano dialect, has maximum height of 17.2 centimeters and is not sexually dimorphic by length with maturity size of 98 to 132 millimeters standard length. Incidental catch, overfishing and holdfast destruction which likely to occur through nonselective commercial shrimp trawling are among the threats to this kind of species.


Related Articles

  • Cycles of Euphausia superba recruitment evident in the diet of Pygoscelid penguins and net trawls in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Miller, Aileen K.; Trivelpiece, Wayne Z. // Polar Biology;Dec2007, Vol. 30 Issue 12, p1615 

    Size and sex of Antarctic krill taken from chinstrap and gentoo penguin diet were compared to those from scientific net surveys in the South Shetland Islands from 1998 to 2006 in order to evaluate penguin diet as a sampling mechanism and to look at trends in krill populations. Both penguin diet...

  • Patterns in the distribution of myctophid fish in the northern Scotia Sea ecosystem. Collins, Martinm A.; Xavier, Jose C.; Johnston, Nadine M.; North, Anthony W.; Enderlein, Peter; Tarling, Geraint A.; Waluda, Claire M.; Hawker, Elizabeth J.; Cunningham, Nathan J. // Polar Biology;Jul2008, Vol. 31 Issue 7, p837 

    The mesopelagic fish community of the northern Scotia Sea was investigated during the austral autumn using multi-frequency acoustics, opening and closing nets and pelagic trawls fished from the surface to 1,000 m. The Family Myctophidae (15 species in 5 genera) dominated the ichthyofauna, with...

  • A STUDY ON SHRIMP TRAWL DESIGNS AND MODIFICATIONS IN ISKENDERUN BAY (TURKEY). Demirci, Aydın; Tosunoğlu, Zafer; Demirci, Sevil // Journal of FisheriesSciences.com;2008, Vol. 2 Issue 5, p666 

    This study investigates modifications and the net design of shrimp trawls in addition to their development process in Iskenderun Bay. Small sizes of traditional bottom trawl nets have been used for shrimp fishery since trawl fishery started in the region. Recently, cutting shape trawl imported...

  • Serial monogamy in the European long-snouted seahorse Hippocampus guttulatus. Woodall, Lucy; Koldewey, Heather; Shaw, Paul // Conservation Genetics;Dec2011, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p1645 

    Seahorses ( Hippocampus spp.) are non-sex-role-reversed members of the Syngnathidae family that provide extensive brood care. Previous studies of seahorses have revealed monogamy within a single brood, but their longer term mating system had not been comprehensively evaluated. The parental...

  • Shrimp by-catch reduction using a short funnel net, in the Gulf of Tehuantepec, South Pacific, Mexico. Sarmiento-Náfate, Saúl; Gil-López, Heldail A.; Arroyo, Daisy // Revista de Biología Tropical;sep2007, Vol. 55 Issue 3/4, p889 

    Reduction of the by-catch in shrimp fishery is an important goal worldwide. In order to compare bycatch using the conventional trawling net and a newly designed short funnel net, nine cruises were carried out by the commercial fleet operating in the Gulf of Tehuantepec, Mexico. A total of 480...

  • Bycatch of lined seahorses (Hippocampus erectus) in a Gulf of Mexico shrimp trawl fishery. Baum, Julia K.; Meeuwig, Jessica J.; Vincent, Amanda C. J. // Fishery Bulletin;Oct2003, Vol. 101 Issue 4, p721 

    Bycatch studies have largely ignored population level effects on fish species of little commercial interest. Here we analyze bycatch of the lined seahorse (Hippocampus erectus) in the bait-shrimp trawl fishery in Hernando Beach, Florida, providing the first fisheries data for this species. Based...

  • Fisheries and trade of seahorses in Brazil: historical perspective, current trends, and future directions. Rosa, Ierecê L.; Oliveira, Tacyana P. R.; Osório, Frederico M.; Moraes, Luiz E.; Castro, André L. C.; Barros, Glaura M. L.; Alves, Rômulo R. N. // Biodiversity & Conservation;Aug2011, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p1951 

    Seahorses ( Hippocampus spp.) are globally threatened by overexploitation and habitat destruction; they are also regarded as susceptible to heavy exploitation due to some of their life-history traits. From an economic perspective, they are fishes with high monetary value and marketability....

  • Hippocampus tyro, a new seahorse (Gasterosteiformes: Syngnathidae) from the Seychelles. Randall, John E.; Lourie, Sara A. // Smithiana Bulletin;Mar2009, Vol. 10, p19 

    Hippocampus tyro is described as a new species of seahorse from one specimen, 34 mm high and 61 mm in total length, dredged from 43-48 m off Poivre Atoll, Seychelles in 1992. It is unique for the genus in having 14 trunk rings and a single middorsal gill opening. It is compared with two other...

  • SO LONG AND THANKS…. Mackenzie, Debora // New Scientist;12/23/2006, Vol. 192 Issue 2583/2584, p20 

    The article discusses the depleting number of the world's fish supply and what caused it. Some of the reasons for the depletion include Iceland's resumption of whaling, Canada's record seal hunt, and Europe's continuing rejection of scientific advice to halt the catching of North Sea cod and...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics