Seahorses

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Seahorses

  1. 1. Seahorses-Sorry, for some seahorses I was not able tofind a lot of information because they areconsidered endangered
  2. 2. Pot-Bellied Seahorse● found in large rock pools at low tide● can group up to 13.5 in● strong swimmers when compared to other seahorsesScientific ClassificationKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: ActinopterygiiOrder: SyngnathiformesFamily: SyngnathidaeGenus: HippocampusSpecies: Hippocampus Abdominalis
  3. 3. Barbours seahorse● found in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines● currently threatened by habitat loss● can grow up to 5 in.● 23 to 26 degrees (celsius)Scientific ClassificationKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: ActinopterygiiOrder: SyngnathiformesFamily: SyngnathidaeGenus: HippocampusSpecies: Hippocampus barbouri
  4. 4. Lined Seahorse● grow to about 6 in; 11 mm at birth● lifespan 1 to 4 years● found from Atlantic Ocean in Canada to Caribbean, Mexico and Venezuela● males are larger and have longer tails● eyes can move independentlyScientific ClassificationKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: ActinopterygiiOrder: SyngnathiformesFamily: SyngnathidaeGenus: HippocampusSpecies: Hippocampus erectus
  5. 5. Longsnout Seahorse ● about 6.8 inches ● Males usually orange, females usually yellow; both may have brown or white spots ● spots may change to pink or white during courtship ● found at depths of 55m ● found in coral reefs, sea bath beds, gorgonian coral, seagrass, Mangroves, Sargassum ● Atlantic west central and South westScientific ClassificationKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: ActinopterygiiOrder: SyngnathiformesFamily: SyngnathidaeGenus: HippocampusSpecies: Hippocampus Reidi
  6. 6. Pygmy seahorse● Size: 3/4 of an inch● Often yellow or orange● Found in western Pacific● live in small clusters up to 20 adults● Host: Gorgonian● So small that it was not actually found until its host was being studiedScientific ClassificationKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: ActinopterygiiOrder: SyngnathiformesFamily: SyngnathidaeGenus: HippocampusSpecies: Hippocampus Bargibanti
  7. 7. Crowned Seahorse● Originated from Northwest Pacific Ocean● can grow up to 4 inScientific ClassificationKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: ActinopterygiiOrder: SyngnathiformesFamily: SyngnathidaeGenus: HippocampusSpecies: Hippocampus coronatus
  8. 8. Knysna (Cape) Seahorse● Can Grow up to 4 in● lives in the Keurbooms River in Plettenberg Bay throughout the Knysna Lagoon and up to Swartvlei in Sedgefield● At great risk of extinctionScientific ClassificationKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: ActinopterygiiOrder: SyngnathiformesFamily: SyngnathidaeGenus: HippocampusSpecies: Hippocampus capensis

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