Hippocampus guttulatus (Long-snouted seahorse). Photo by Roberto Strafella / Guylian Seahorses of the World 2016.
The first European Syngnathid meeting took take place at the Oceanário de Lisboa, 20-21 October 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. The aim of this meeting was to build a network to help expand knowledge and action for syngnathid species. The objectives include:
- Address IUCN Red Listing for the European seahorse species, trying to resolve
Data Deficient status
- Generate quick response capacity when concerns arise for the European
- Agree on consistent methods for population assessment in support of IUCN Red Listing and other conservation action for syngnathids.
- Develop a proposal for European Union’s CostAction fund, to allow ongoing
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European syngnathid researchers and professionals gathering for the first time in Portugal at the Oceanário de Lisboa.
Or to learn more, view these presentations from participants:
Núria Baylina/Oceanário de Lisboa – How can public aquariums contribute?
Michele Gristina/Italian National Research Council – On the status of the Long-snouted seahorse, Hippocampus guttulatus, along the Italian coasts
Vanda Lobo/Oceano Azul Foundation – Save the seahorses in Ria Formosa
Cristina Mena/Asociación Hippocampus – The Mar Menor: Current problem and evolution of the Long-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus guttulatus)
Jorge Palma/Universidade do Algarve – The Seahorse Working Group at the Centre for Marine Sciences of Algarve
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