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There are about 54 species of seahorses currently recognized. Which region has the greatest number of species ?

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South Pacific
Indo-Pacific
Mediterranean
Atlantic


Australia has at least 14 species and Japan has at least 7 species.

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What do you call baby seahorses ?

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Rotifers
Fry
Foals
Billy


Young fry are also called "ponies". Depending on the species and the size of the parents, 5 to 1600 fry can be produced.

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Approximately how many tones of dried seahorses are consumed annually for the traditional Chinese medicine market ?

5 tones
10 tones
20 tones
15 tones


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A Seahorse can grow as large as

12 inches tall
18 inches tall
15 inches tall
20 inches tall


A Seahorse can grow as large as 20 inches tall the smallest seahorse is called a pygmy seahorse and is only 1 inch tall.

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When Seahorse gained international protection ?

38685
38122
38160
39950


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Which of these is not a type of Seahorse ?

Big Belly Sea Horse
Pygmy Seahorse
Pacific Seahorse
Shiba Inu


Shiba Inu is not the type of Seahorse it is the breed of Dog.

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The name "seahorse" comes from the fact that they live in the sea and look like they have the head of a horse. Seahorses are members of the genus Hippocampus, which is a combination of Greek words meaning what ?

Sea horse
River horse
Horse fish
Horse monster


Poseidon was the Greek god of the sea and of horses, so a mixture of the two was inevitable. In mythology, the hippo camp (or hippocampus) is depicted as having the front of a horse and a long, coiling, fish tail. "Hippopotamus" means "river horse".

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Seahorses share many of the same characteristic features of a chameleon. Which of the following do a seahorse and chameleon not have in common ?

Eyes that move independently
A long tongue
Prehensile tail
Can change color


Seahorses change color to match their surroundings, usually the coral or plants that they live around. However, they can turn bright colors in different situations, especially during courtship. Seahorses suck food in through their long snouts, not by grabbing it with a tongue.

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What is the kingdom of Seahorse ?

Animalia
Hippocampus
Chordata
Actinopterygii


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What is the genus of Seahorse ?

Animalia
Hippocampus
Chordata
Actinopterygii


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