Seahorse Coloring Pages
Seahorses are a brand (Hippocampus) of angle acceptance to the ancestors Syngnathidae, which aswell includes pipefish and abounding sea dragons. There are over 32 breed of seahorse, mainly begin in bank abutting and abstemious amnion throughout the world. They adopt to reside in cloistral areas such as sea grass beds, apricot reefs, or mangroves. Colonies accept been begin in European amnion such as the Thames Estuary. From North America down to South America there are about four species, alignment from actual baby in admeasurement (dwarf seahorses are alone about an inch long) to those abundant larger, begin off the Pacific Coast of Central America (the foot-long Hippocampus ingens). Hippocampus erectus are beyond seahorses begin anywhere from Nova Scotia down to about Uruguay. These angle anatomy territories, with males blockage in about one aboveboard beat of their abode while females ambit about one hundred times that area. They bob about in sea grass meadows, mangrove stands, and apricot reefs area they are buried by black amber and blah patterns that alloy into the sea grass backgrounds. During amusing moments or in abnormal surroundings, seahorses about-face ablaze colors.
Seahorses are so called for their equine profile. Although they are awkward fish, they do not accept scales, rather a attenuate derma continued over a alternation of awkward plates abiding in rings throughout their body. Anniversary breed has a audible amount of rings. Seahorses bathe upright, addition appropriate that is not aggregate by their abutting pipefish relatives, which bathe horizontally. Seahorses accept a chaplet on their head, which is audible to anniversary seahorse, abundant like a animal fingerprint. They bathe actual ailing by application a after fin, which they rapidly agitate to actuate them, and pectoral fins, amid abaft their eyes, which they use to steer. Seahorses accept no caudal fin. Because they are poor swimmers, they are a lot of acceptable to be begin comatose in beds of sea grass or apricot reefs, with their avaricious cape anguish about a anchored object. They accept continued snouts, which they use to blot up food, and eyes that can move apart of anniversary added abundant like a chameleon. Seahorses eat baby shrimp, tiny angle and plankton.