Short-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus)
|French:||Cheval de Mer, Hippocampe, Hippocampe à Museau Court|
|Spanish:||Caballo Marino, Cabalo de Mar|
- The short-snouted seahorse is one of only two species of seahorse found on the north Atlantic coast of Europe.
- The short-snouted seahorse favours shallow coastal habitats and is known to sometimes use artificial structures as holdfasts.
- The scientific name Hippocampus comes from the Greek words for ‘horse’ and ‘sea monster’.
- As with other seahorse species, it is the male short-snouted seahorse who carries the fertilised eggs in a special pouch before giving birth to the young.
The short-snouted seahorse is classified as Data Deficient (DD) on the IUCN Red List (1) and is listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).
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