Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Species: Hippocampus erectus (Lined)
Geographic Range: Tropical temperate waters
Size: 4 to 6 inches
Conservation Status: Vulnerable
Find them in the Aquatic Animal Building Map
- Seahorses can move their eyes independently of each other.
- Seahorses are one of the only animals in the world in which the male carries the unborn young.
- Seahorses do not have scales as other fish do. The skin is stretched over bony armor that is arranged in rings.
- A prehensile tail helps the fish to anchor itself in hiding places or good places to feed.