Seahorses are indeed fish - from the hippocampus family to be exact. They live in tropical seas.
Although seahorses hardly look like it, they are indeed fish - from the hippocampus family to be exact. Seahorses live in tropical and moderate seas, off the coast of south-east Australia and New Zealand. They use their curled tail to grip seaweed or other seahorses. Seahorses propel themselves very slowly with the help of their transparent dorsal fin. The tiny pectoral fin is for steering.
In the case of the seahorse, it is the male that hatches the eggs. At birth the fry are literally thrown out of the male's pouch.
- Scientific name: Hippocampus
- Global home: Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean
- Conservation status: Data deficient
- Primary habitat: Pelagic