Found along the Pacific coast of North and Central America, from California to Peru
Variable, can range from yellow, orange, brown, or black with various patterns and markings
Carnivorous; feeds on small crustaceans, tiny fish, and plankton
Male seahorses carry the eggs and give birth to live young through a pouch
Data Deficient (IUCN Red List)
Habitat loss, pollution, accidental capture in fishing gear
Seahorses have a prehensile tail, which they use to anchor themselves to underwater structures. They can also change color to camouflage with their surroundings.
Estimated to be around 1 to 4 years in the wild