Threatened Fishes of the World: Hippocampus comes Cantor1850 (Syngnathidae)

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication: 2006

Authors: Morgan, SK, Lourie SA

Journal: Environmental Biology of Fishes

Volume: 75

Issue: 3

Pagination: 311 - 313

Date Published: 03/2006

ISSN: 1573-5133


Hippocampus comes is presently exploited at significant rates in the central portion of – and possibly throughout –its range. The species is traded in dried form for traditional medicine and alive for the aquarium trade. Here we provide the
most current life history, abundance and distribution information available for H. comes. These data should be helpful to researchers, and to management agencies in countries signatory to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), tasked to implement strategies ensuring that trade is not detrimental to wild populations of H. comes (listed on Appendix II).

DOI: 10.1007/s10641-005-0003-z

Short Title: Environ Biol Fish