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Seahorse

Page history last edited by wikiuser0051 11 years, 7 months ago

The Seahorse

  • The scientific class of the Seahorse is Actinopterygii
  • The scientific genus and species of my Seahorse is Hippocampus erectus 

                                                  

        Where they live

 

  •  The Hippocampus erectus is found in the Atlantic Ocean, from Nova Scotia down to Uraguay
  • They are also found in Antarctica and some parts of Asia (map)
  • They camoflage themselves by blending in with the life around them

        Description

  • They are 3"-4" long and weigh 5-60 ounces
  • Their body covering is a thin skin stretched over a series of bony plates
  • A general descripion of it is a spiky sea creature that swims upright, looks like a horse, and usally in camoflage
  • It is ectothermic(cold blooded)

         Fun Facts

  • The name of young of the seahorse is fry or seapony and a group of it is a herd
  • Two related species are Pipefish and Trumpetfish
  • It is a carnivore and it eats brine, shrimp, tiny fish, and plankton

      Food

  • It captures food by camoflaging themselves then pop out and use long snouts to capture it
  • Humans and other fish are predators that eat it
  • They camoflage themselves to hide from predators
  • They prey on brine, shrimp, tiny fish, and plankton

      Symbiotic relationship

  • The symbiotic relationship for it is commensalism 
  • A seahorse wraps itself in grass to camoflage itself
  • The grass helps the Seahorse hide, but the Seahorse does nothing for the grass

    Communication

  • Seahorses communicate by making clicking sounds to attract a mate

      Endangered?

  • Seahorses are in fact endangered 
  • They are endangered because humans use them for medicines and souvenirs

 

My Sources are:

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animalsfish/sea-horse.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/seahorse

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Student Handbook Vol. 5 P. 124 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments (3)

wikiuser0022 said

at 5:16 pm on Dec 1, 2008

Nice job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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wikiuser0032 said

at 4:19 pm on Dec 2, 2008

Great job sofar!! It is very colorful!!

~Maggie

wikiuser0046 said

at 9:35 pm on Dec 3, 2008

love the pictures and the color!!!

-emma

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