Lined Seahorse

At a maximum length of six inches, lined seahorses live in vegetation like eelgrass and sargassum weed. They feed by rapid intake of water, swallowing their food whole.

  • Scientific Name: Hippocampus erectus
  • Range: Western Atlantic, Canada to Venezuela. This species can be found locally in Galveston Bay.
  • Status in the Wild: Threatened
  • Location in the Zoo: Kipp Aquarium
  • Cool Animal Fact: Males carry fertilized eggs in their pouch until they hatch.