What is a Seahorse?


The seahorse, genus Hippocampus, are an unusual and beautiful type of fish with about 40 different species. Named for its horse-like head, the seahorse has a variety of unusual physical and behavior characteristics. Although comprehensive studies are not available on population data, a widespread use of seahorses for traditional Asian medicine and consistent depletion of habitats has lead to the endangerment of many species of seahorse.