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Is a seahorse a fish?

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Seahorses belong to a class of bony fish, Actinopterygii, which also includes tuna and salmon. Scientists have identified at least 47 different seahorse species, and more are likely to be added as research continues.

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Seahorses also belong to the family Syngnathidae and the genus Hippocampus.They use the power of camouflage to protect themselves from predators.

These creatures have such a unique appearance because they include characteristics from several different animals. A seahorse has a head like a horse, a tail like a monkey and a pouch like a kangaroo. A seahorse also appears to wear a crown, which is actually a group of spines on the top of its head.

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