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Northern Seahorse

Hippocampus erectus

Range

  • Atlantic seaboard of North & South America as well as parts of The Gulf of Mexico

Habitat

  • Deep & shallow ocean depending on the season

Diet

  • Tiny shrimp
  • Plankton
  • Worms

Unlike most other animals, males carry the offspring.

The northern seahorse, or lined seahorse, comes in a wide variety of colors including grey, black, red, green and orange. Their coloration and spines help camouflage them so they can ambush their prey. Human intrusion has resulted in declining populations.

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