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Life history, ecology and conservation of European seahorses

My thesis examined the implications of life history and ecology for population-level responses of the European long-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus guttulatus Cuvier 1829) to habitat alteration, exploitation and a recommended minimum size limit for seahorse management. The research employed a mark-recapture study, underwater visual censuses (UVCs) and catch data from an unrelated experimental sampling program in …

Phylogeography of Southeast Asian seahorses in a conservation context

This thesis investigates the potential role of historical isolation of ocean basins in promoting diversification among marine organisms in Southeast Asia. It also questions the possible effects of Pleistocene exposure of the Sunda Shelf on present day marine distributions and genetic diversity. Four species of exploited seahorses (genus Hippocampus), with differing ecological parameters, are used …

Reproductive ecology of seahorses

Seahorses provide an ideal opportunity to test our understanding of the evolution of sex differences because of their unique specialization for parental care. Male seahorses undergo a lengthy “pregnancy” during which developing embryos are aerated, osmoregulated and nourished in an abdominal pouch, while females provide no care. In most animals, females limit male reproductive rate …