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Lined Seahorse Hippocampus erectus


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Lined Seahorse
credit: Steven G. Johnson/CCSA

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Family: Syngnathidae, Pipefishes view all from this family

Description Hippocampus erectus is a Seahorse from the Western Atlantic. It is among the most common seahorses in the aquarium trade, and is successfully bred in captivity by several breeders. It grows to a size of 19 centimetres (7.5 in) in length.

Dimensions Up to 5" (13 cm).

Habitat Estuaries, tidal flats & salt marshes, Ocean or bay shallows.

Range New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Florida, Texas, Eastern Canada.