Pot-bellied Sea Horses
Pot-bellied Sea Horses
Oceans
ABout Pot-bellied Sea Horses

POT-BELLIED SEA HORSES HAVE AN UNUSUAL EQUINE SHAPE, PREHENSILE TAIL USED TO LATCH ONTO SEA GRASSES AND CORAL, ELONGATED SNOUT.

Male sea horses have a brood pouch, and he carries the eggs until they latch, then releases fully formed, miniature seahorses into the water. Fins on their back can flutter up to 35 times per day as the propel themselves through the water. Despite their big bellies, our seahorses are not pregnant, which is a common question for guests.

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FACTS & STATISTICS
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average size
7- 14''
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native region
Southwest Pacific: Australia and New Zealand
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eating habits
Plankton, small crustaceans
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Conservation status
Vulnerable to Extinction
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WHERE ARE THEY AT THE ZOO?
The Pot-bellied Sea Horse is located in the Oceans Exhibit.
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