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How many seahorses live in the world?
Species. There are about 54 species of seahorses worldwide, and possibly as many sub-species. It is often difficult for scientists to identify seahorses because individuals of the same species can vary greatly in appearance.
Is seahorse still alive?
Seahorse populations are thought to be endangered as a result of overfishing and habitat destruction.
Will seahorses go extinct?
Almost 40 million seahorses die every year, often ending up in a huge global trade. Worldwide, seahorses are in trouble, threatened by habitat loss, and sold in a massive global trade. Scientists say this can’t go on, or seahorses will severely decline. But existing conservation efforts may not be enough to save them.
How many years do seahorse live?
In captivity, seadragons are known to have lived for up to nine years. This is considerably longer than their relatives, the seahorses, which usually live up to five years.
How many species of seahorse are there in the world?
There are 47 different species of seahorses and 14 of those were discovered in the last eight years, including Pontoh’s pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus pontohi), which was officially named in 2008.
How big do seahorses get in an aquarium?
Seahorses are wonderful to watch in your saltwater aquarium. Foxy Saltwater Tropical Fish offers both the common seahorse, Hippocampus Erectus, and dwarf seahorses for sale. Seahorses are often in a tank of their own. Dwarf Seahorses, Hippocampus zosterae, are about 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches.
Can a seahorse give birth to thousands of babies?
Male seahorses possess the remarkable ability to give birth to thousands of babies at once. Click here to read more about seahorses: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com…
How are seahorses being threatened in the world?
Nevertheless, seahorses are still threatened by harvesting for use in aquariums, as curios, and in traditional Chinese medicine. Historic and recent fisheries and/or trade surveys in source countries with trade bans have all revealed persistent exports of dried seahorses through unofficial channels.