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The Amazing Seahorse by Mary Syrett

Seahorses, with the head of a horse, eyes like a chameleon, a pouch like a kangaroo, a tail like a monkey and males that give birth, have captured the imagination of people for centuries. The generic name for seahorses – Hippocam-

pus – literally means “horse sea monster.” Distinguishing Characteristics. There are eight families in the suborder Syngathoidei to which seahorses belong. This suborder includes the sea-moths (Pegasi-

Seahorses come in all sizes, shapes and colors. 39

Tidewater Times August 2011  

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