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Is a seahorse a fish?
Seahorse come under the class of bony fishes and their family is fishes having fused jaws. All seahorses have a common genus that is called Hippocampus, which is an amalgam of two Greek words meaning 榟orse?and 榮ea monster? Why is seahorse a fish? Only if a seahorse does not look like a fish does it not necessarily mean that they are not fish.
Are seahorses edible?
Unfortunately seahorses are edible, and as regarded as a delicacy in China, Japan and other Asian countries. The demand has put great risk of extinction on these timid creatures. Is a seahorse dangerous? With their slow, gentle demeanors and curlicue tails, seahorses might seem like the most harmless, unassuming creatures under the sea.
Do seahorses have scales?
Seahorses can change colour very quickly and match any surroundings in which it finds itself. They have even been known to turn bright red to match floating debris. Unlike most other fish, seahorses have an exo-skeleton. Their bodies are made up of hard, external, bony plates that are fused together with a fleshy covering. They do not have scales.
What are the different types of sea horses?
(pipefishes, sea horses, sea dragons, and pipehorses), Pegasidae (pegasids or dragonfish), and Hypoptychidae (sand lances). Sea horses vary in size, ranging in length from about 2 to 35 cm (about 0.8 to 14 inches). The smallest species, Denise pygmy sea horse (H. denise), is found in the tropical western Pacific from Indonesia to Vanuatu.