Culture conditions for Hippocampus spp. (Teleostei: Syngnathidae): research in the XXI century

Nicolás Vite-García, Serapio López-Jiménez, Lenin Rangel-López

Submited: 2016-06-08 12:43:34 | Published: 2017-03-08 13:04:59

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol45-issue1-fulltext-1

Abstract


The seahorse populations (genus Hippocampus) have been impacted in different ways by humans. For this reason, measures have been implemented to mitigate the decline of populations, as their inclusion in the list of CITES, which regulates in part the trade between countries. However, other measures must be taken to ensure the conservation of these species. Aquaculture is presented as an opportunity that can bring benefits in different ways: replacing capture from natural environments, repopulating water bodies whose populations are impacted and as a profitable economic activity. From the beginning of this century, relevant information has been generated about the culture conditions of different species of seahorses, from the physical and chemical parameters of water and other physical conditions such as types and sizes of tanks, to issues related to nutrition, survival, growth, maturation and reproductive processes. This paper presents a collection of such information, with some emphasis on works related to species in the Americas.


Vite-García N, López-Jiménez S, Rangel-López L. Culture conditions for Hippocampus spp. (Teleostei: Syngnathidae): research in the XXI century. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2017;45(1): 1-17. Available from: doi:10.3856/vol45-issue1-fulltext-1 [Accessed 12 Dec. 2019].
Vite-García, N., López-Jiménez, S., & Rangel-López, L. (2017). Culture conditions for Hippocampus spp. (Teleostei: Syngnathidae): research in the XXI century. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 45(1), 1-17. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol45-issue1-fulltext-1