Picture of a Tigertail Seahorse Side Portrait
The tiger tail seahorse (Hippocampus comes) can live between 1-5 years in the wild.
This species is nocturnal. The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch below their chest which holds from 1 – 2,000 eggs and the pregnancy takes from 1 to 4 weeks.
It is believed that seahorse populations have declined sharply in recent years due to trawling, overfishing, and habitat destruction.
Unfortunately It is also used for traditional Chinese medicine., and as many as 20 million seahorses may be caught each year and sold for this purpose.
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