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Table 1 Meristic counts of Hippocampus kuda, Hippocampus reidi, and their hybrid

From: Interspecific hybridization in seahorses: artificially produced hybrid offspring of Hippocampus kuda and Hippocampus reidi

  Present study Lourie et al. (2004)
Juvenile (offspring) Adult (broodstock) Adult
Hybrid (♂ H. kuda × ♀ H. reidi) H. kuda H. reidi H. kuda H. reidi H. kuda
Number 133 77 2 5 39** 80**
Trunk ring 11 11 11 11 11 11
Tail ring 34–38 (36) 35–37 (36) 32 35–37 31–39 (35) 34–38 (36)
Dorsal fin ray 15–20 (17) 16–19 (17) 16–17 16–18 16–19 (17) 17–18
Pectoral fin ray 15–18 (16) 15–17 (16) 15–16 15–17 15–17 (16) 15–18 (16)
Anal fin ray 4 4 4 4
Eye spine* 2 1 2 1 1–2 (2) 0–1
Nose spine* 0 0 0 0 0
Cheek spine* 1 1 1 1 1–2 (2) 1–2
  1. *Spine values are represented by the day after fixation. Bracket indicates mode in the count range
  2. **Number of specimens is stated in Lourie et al. (1999)