(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Advances in the ecology, biogeography and conservation of seahorses (genus Hippocampus)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SCALES H. (1) ;
(1) Cambridge Quaternary, Dep. of Geography, Univ., Cambridge, ROYAUME-UNI


Seahorses (genus Hippocampus) form a group of over 30 species of enigmatic and charismatic marine fish. Key areas of advancement in recent years, as reviewed here, include the application of genetic tools to confirm the monogamous behaviour of many species both within and between breeding events, to elucidate their challenging taxonomy, to gain insight into their evolution, biogeography and origins, and to identify which species are being traded internationally. Efforts to conserve seahorses have included both ‘top-down’ and ‘bottom-up’ approaches, which together have highlighted the need for international regulation of seahorse exploitation and demonstrated that seahorses can stimulate local and regional action in protecting not only seahorses themselves but also a range of threatened habitats in which they live


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 34, no4 [pp. 443-458]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 4 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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