Male seahorses give birth by releasing their young offspring into the water once the eggs hatch. Fertilized eggs are stored in a brood pouch on the ventral side of the animal during a gestation period ranging from 14 day... More »

Seahorses have gills and swim bladders, but don't have vertical fins or typical fish tails. A seahorse's tail is long and resembles a snake. The Latin term for a seahorse is "hippocampus," which translates to "horse cate... More »

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Seahorses are endangered because they have relatively low birth rates, exist in small population pockets and face threats from humans through habitat alteration, fishing and exploitation. Seahorses face risks from direct... More »

Seahorses are endangered because they have relatively low birth rates, exist in small population pockets and face threats from humans through habitat alteration, fishing and exploitation. Seahorses face risks from direct... More »

Seahorses are hatched from eggs lain by the female seahorse. The eggs are carried by the male seahorse until they are hatched. More »

A seahorse has a small, bony body, which is closely related to that of the pipefish. The most noticeable feature of a seahorse is its head, which strikes a resemblance to the long face of a horse, as described by HowStuf... More »

Oysters reproduce by releasing sperm and eggs into the water. Within six hours, fertilized eggs develop into larvae, which become fully shelled within 12 to 24 hours and are ready to attach themselves to a solid substrat... More »