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Seahorses are flagship species
Charismatic symbols of the seagrasses, mangroves, coral reefs, estuaries and seaweeds where they make their homes, seahorses need to be protected for ecological, biological, economic, and medical reasons. They are important predators on bottom-dwelling organisms; removing them may disrupt ecosystems.
Seahorses are quirky fishes notable for their odd shapes, male pregnancy and faithful pairings. About 46 species, from tiny to large, live along the world’s tropical and temperate coastlines.