What is a Seahorse?

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What is a Seahorse?

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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.