Interesting Seahorse Facts
Interesting Seahorse Facts:
Seahorses are fishes that belong to the genus Hippocampus (in the family Syngnathidae). About 50 species of seahorse exist on Earth.
Although seahorses are bony fishes, they do not have scales. Instead they have a thin skin stretched over a series of bony plates arranged in rings throughout their body.
A Seahorse is peculiar because it swims upright. It eats small shrimps, plankton, crustaceans and tiny fishes. With excellent camouflage and a lot of patience, a seahorse ambushes its prey that floats within its striking range.
A typical seahorse has long snout, which is used to suck up food, and eyes that can move independently of each other like the eyes of a chameleon.
Seahorses are mainly found in shallow tropical and temperate waters throughout the world. They are widely grown in many aquaria as pets even though they are slow feeders.