Seahorse

No. 204329

by Safari Ltd
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$5.99USD

Found in shallow tropical and temperate waters all around the world, seahorses are a tiny type of marine fish of which there are over 50 known species. Their name comes from the shape of their head and neck, which is reminiscent of a horse and unique for an aquatic creature.

  • Scientific Name: Genus Hippocampus
  • Characteristics: Here’s a cool fact: male seahorses actually carry around the fertilized eggs of their young in a unique pouch until they’re ready to hatch. Learn other awesome facts like this with our amazingly life-like and hand painted wildlife figurines!
  • Size and Color: Although seahorses can come in many different colors, they’re predominantly brown, tan, white, orange, and, in the case of this figurine, a sunny yellow. 5 inches tall and 1.75 inches wide, this seahorse is about as tall as a soda can and about as wide as the length of a ball point pen cap.
  • The Seahorse is part of the Incredible Creatures® collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free

History

There is very little known about the population number of many of the different seahorse species. In fact, there’s such a lack of reliable information that some researchers believe a handful of known species might actually be extinct. Like many creatures reliant on coral reef and seagrass ecosystems, seahorses are losing viable habitats, and this, in combination with an increasing rarity, has some marine biologists worried.

  • Recommended Age: 3+
  • Size in cm: 4.5 L x 13 H
  • Size in inches: 1.77 L x 5.12 H
  • Scale: 1:1
  • UPC: 095866001551