Seahorses are terrible swimmers. Discover how this has influenced the way they look, what they eat and how they defend themselves.
- Seahorses are a type of bony fish with a thin skin instead of scales.
- Seahorses use their snouts to feed on small shrimp and plankton.
- Seahorses swim upright using three fins, and use their tail to anchor themselves to sea grass and coral.
- Seahorses are among the only species in the world where the males give birth to the young.
Seahorses are named after their unique profile.
Even though seahorses are a bony fish, they do not have scales. Instead they have a thin skin stretched over bony plates arranged in their body as rings and each seahorse species has a distinct number of rings.
The seahorse's long snout is used to ...
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