Types of Seahorses
Syngnathidae Family Species Index
- Seahorse Species
There are more than 40 different species of seahorses found in the world. They are scattered with a wide diversification out there. Some of them are extremely small but others are large.
- Common Seahorse
When you think about the visual look of a seahorse the one that will typically come to mind is that of the Common Seahorse.
- Pygmy Seahorse
The Pygmy Seahorse is one of the newest that have been identified. Since they are so tiny and they blend so well with the surroundings.
- Leafy Sea Dragon
One type of aquatic life is the Leafy Sea Dragon. They are called by this name as they have what looks like a leaf on their body.
- Weedy Sea Dragon
One of the popular species of seahorses is the Weedy Sea Dragon. It can blend in very well to the surroundings.
- Big-Belly Seahorse
The Big-Belly Seahorse is often referred to as the Pot Belly Seahorse. Many people are fascinated with the detailed look of this species. As a result it is one that is often part of the pet trade.
- Pacific Seahorse
The Pacific Seahorse is a well known species due to the wide areas it is found it. This is also one that is commercially grown so that it can be sold as pets.
The Pipefish isn’t a type of seahorse but rather a sub family of small fish. They do belong to the same family though.