Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Leaf-like appendages on the head and body help camouflage
this animal. Although its color looks bright in the Aquarium
exhibit, its greenish coloration appears dull in its natural
habitat. This makes the seadragon resemble a plant.
seadragon, Phyllopteryx taeniolatus
The bright yellow, red and purple markings on this animal's
head and body provide excellent camouflage and give this animal
Pacific seahorse, Hippocampus ingens
One of the largest seahorse species, these
animals can grow to be a foot in length.
seahorse, Hippocampus abdominalis
These seahorses have extremely large abdomens and live on
rocky reefs, sea grass beds and around piers and jetties near
seahorse, Hippocampus erectus
Lined seahorses may be black, light brown or red and are identified
by the tiny white stripes on their heads. These animals are
found in the Chesapeake Bay.
Dwarf seahorse, Hippocampus zosterae
They are found in sea grass beds in the Gulf of Mexico and
near Bermuda and the Bahamas.
seahorse, Hippocampus kuda
Also called the common Pacific seahorse, these animals are
not always yellow. In fact, 90 percent of yellow seahorses
tail seahorse, Hippocampus comes
With striped tails and bright colorations, these animals are
found near Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines.
seahorse, Hippocampus barbouri
The long spines on the bony rings that encircle their bodies
give these animals a thorny appearance. Adults are about six
pipefish, Syngnathoides biaculeatus
These voracious eaters live in lagoons and sea grass beds.
shrimpfish, Aeoliscus strigatus
Hanging vertically in the water, these creatures are well
hidden among the sea grasses they call home.
pipefish, Doryrhamphus dactyliophorus
Banded pipefish have a pencil-like body, a tube-shaped mouth
and are marked with dark and light vertical stripes.
pipefish, Doryrhamphus pessuliferus
With bright red and yellow coloring, this species of pipefish
is quite striking.
pipefish, Syngnathus fuscus
Found in habitats from Newfoundland to North Carolina, these
are native to the Chesapeake Bay.
head seahorse, Hippocampus breviceps
These seahorses are purpleish brown, yellowish or reddish
with numerous white spots and some dark patches.
seahorse, Hippocampus reidi
Breeding season for this species is more than eight months