Seahorse

Seahorse

Where in the world?

Shallow tropical and temperate waters worldwide.

 

Animal Facts:

The Seahorse has an upright position, horse-like head set at a right angle to the body, and range in size from half an inch to just over 1 foot. Although they are bony fish, they do not have scales, but rather thin skin stretched over a series of bony plates, which are arranged in rings throughout their bodies.

They have long snouts, which they use to suck up tiny crustaceans called plankton, and their eyes can move independently of each other like those of a chameleon.

Female Seahorses deposit up to 1,500 eggs in the males pouch. Depending on the species of Seahorse, males carry the eggs for 9 to 45 days.

 

Did you know?

Seahorses swim very poorly. The slowest-moving fish in the world is the dwarf seahorse, with a top speed of about 5 feet per hour. Since they are poor swimmers, they are most likely to be found resting with their tails wound around a stationary object.

 

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Posted on

July 30, 2019

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