Larval rearing of seahorse Hippocampus kuda under laboratory conditions

Anil, M K and Kakati, V S and Ganga, U and Zacharia, Sherly (1999) Larval rearing of seahorse Hippocampus kuda under laboratory conditions. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 162 . pp. 23-25.



Seahorse belongs to a single genus Hippocampus of the family Syngnathidae. This family also includes pipefishes and pipehorses. There are about 30-40 species of seahorses under the genus Hippocampus. They constitute a fascinating group of fishes with their unusual body shape apart from their peculiar mode of reproduction with the males incubating the fertilised eggs in a brood pouch on the abdomen. They are tropical and sub tropical in distribution and are exploited around the world for use in medicines, as ornamental fishes, curios and to a very limited extent as food. Most of them are marine, inhabiting coral reefs and sea grass beds though some occur in coastal mangroves.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Larval rearing; Hippocampus kuda; laboratory conditions
Subjects:Fish and Fisheries
ID Code:3209
Deposited On:18 Sep 2010 12:23
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