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Seahorses belong to the Syngnathidae family of fish which also include _____________.

Trumpet fish, Stingrays and Horn fish
Mudskippers, Sea dragons and Stonefish
Trumpet fish, Sticklebacks and Boxfish
Pipefish, Pipe horses and Sea dragons


Syngnathidae (pronounced sing-nath-i-day) comes from the Greek words "syn" - together; and "gnathus" - jaws or snout. Seahorses belong to the genus, Hippocampus from the Greek words "hippos" - horse and "campos" - monster.

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What do you call baby seahorses ?

Seahorse.jpg
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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How do seahorses regulate their buoyancy in the water ?

They use their prehensile tails
They have a secondary set of gills
They have an inflatable bladder
They must remain in constant motion


Seahorses have a skeleton made up of bony plates. They use their gills to breathe and have an inflatable bladder to help regulate their buoyancy in the water.

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What is the scientific name of Seahorse ?

Canis familiaris
Ovis aries
Equus asinus
Hippocampus


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What do Seahorse eat ?

Mysid shrimp
Sugar cubes
Lettuce
Rabbits


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The average life span of a Seahorse is between

1 to 2 years
2 to 4 years
3 to 5 years
5 to 8 years


The average life span of a Seahorse is between 3 -5 years smaller species of seahorses live about 1 year.

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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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Seahorse looks like a

Camel
Horse
Tiger
Rabbits


A seahorse looks almost exactly like the top portion of a regular horse. It is much smaller of course and it lives in the water.

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How many teeth do a searhorse have ?

No teeth
56
78
40


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What is the genus of Seahorse ?

Animalia
Hippocampus
Chordata
Actinopterygii


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