Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Syngnathiformes
(Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae
(Pipefishes and seahorses) > Hippocampinae
Etymology: Hippocampus: Greek, ippos = horse + Greek,kampe = curvature (Ref. 45335); casscsio: Name derived from the abbreviation of ‘South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese
Academy of Sciences’.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Subtropical; 22°S - 18°S, 107°E - 111°E (Ref. 116585)
Northwest Pacific: China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116585); 13.2 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 16. This species is distinguished from other seahorse species by the following set set of characters: high number of tail rings (34-37); pectoral-fin rays 15; dorsal-fin rays 16, with dorsal fins covering 2 trunk rings and 2 tail rings; a rounded nuchal plate without a raised coronet; snout length approximately 30% in HL; an eye spine; 2 cheek spines; tail length approximately 60% in SL; body colour plain dark brown; males with fully enclosed brood pouch with a small opening for the incubation of eggs (Ref. 116585).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zhang, Y.-H., G. Qin, X. Wang and Q. Lin, 2016. A new species of seahorse (Teleostei: Syngathidae) from the South China Sea. Zootaxa 4170(2):384-392. (Ref. 116585)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .