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All Animals

Lined Seahorse

Lined seahorses live in ocean vegetation like eelgrass and sargassum weed. They feed by rapid intake of water, swallowing their food whole.


Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Hippocampus erectus


Western Atlantic, Canada to Venezuela. This species can be found locally in Galveston Bay.

Location in the Zoo

Kipp Aquarium

Cool Animal Fact

Males carry fertilized eggs in their pouch until they hatch.