Gallery description : seahorse

Seahorse (hippocampus) is 2.5cm - 30cm (0.9in - 12in). Seahorse usually inhabits shallow tropical waters and coral reefs. It has a skin skin type. The diet is omnivore. The life span is 2 - 6 years.

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Facts about seahorses
NameSeahorse
Distinctive FeaturesLong snout and brooding pouch on the male
Conservation StatusEndangered
Water TypeFresh, brackish, salt
HabitatShallow tropical waters and coral reefs
Scientific NameHippocampus
PhylumChordata
FamilySyngnathidae
PredatorsFish, crabs, rays
DietOmnivore
Size (L)2.5cm - 30cm (0.9in - 12in)
GenusHippocampus
Main PreyTiny fish, brine shrimp, plankton
OrderSyngnathiformes
Average Clutch Size250
Life Span2 - 6 years
Optimum pH Level7.9 - 8.4
ClassActinopterygii
OriginWorldwide
KingdomAnimalia
Common NameSeahorse
Skin TypeSkin
Image Details
Description Seahorse. Lined seahorses vary in color, pattern and ornamentation
Width 3600 pixels
Heigh 5400 pixels
File type JPG
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