Habitat and Ecology
Life History and Behavior
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- Needs updating
Hippocampus borboniensis previously was listed in 1996 as VU A2cd under the 1994 criteria. That assessment was based on suspected past declines in occupancy, occurrence and habitat, as well as on potential levels of exploitation. In reassessing the species with greater taxonomic understanding and under the new criteria we find no appropriate data on biology and ecology, habitat, abundance and distribution are available for this species. Further research is needed. Assessed as DD under the new criteria.
- 1996Vulnerable(Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems
The Réunion seahorse (Hippocampus borboniensis) is a species of fish in the Syngnathidae family. It is found in Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Réunion, South Africa, and Tanzania. Its natural habitat is subtidal aquatic beds. It is threatened by habitat loss.
- Project Seahorse 2003. Hippocampus borboniensis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 4 August 2007.
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