First record of the near threatened native seahorse Hippocampus reidi (Teleostei: Syngnathidae) in an ecosystem dominated by the invasive seagrass Halophila stipulacea in the Caribbean Sea

Pinault M., Wickel J., Nicet J.B., Chenoz M., de Montgolfier B., Fricke R.

Date de parution: décembre 2018
Volume: 42
Number: 4
Pagination: 393-396
Editeur: Société Française d'Ichtyologie

A specimen of the Longsnout seahorse (Hippocampus reidi) was photographed in a seagrass bed dominated by the invasive species Halophila stipulacea at 11 m depth, on 9thJune 2017, in front of the Madiana Beach, Schœlcher, Martinique Island, Caribbean Sea. This short communication reports the first observation of H. reidiin this exotic ecosystem.

Mots-clés: Alien ecosystem - Anthropogenic impacts - Conservation policy - Martinique Island - Near Threatened species - Replacement habitat
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