Potbellied Seahorse

A Potbellied Seahorse swims along a reef in the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

Animal's Behavior 
Male seahorses are the sex that become pregnant. Females lay their eggs onto a "brood patch" where they are fertilized. The male carries the eggs for about a month before they hatch, sometimes hundreds at a time, and the young are able swim out on their own.

Eating Habits
Seahorses are voracious feeders, eating mainly crustaceans, such as shrimps, and other small animals living among the seaweed such as copepods and amphipods. Seahorses are known to be picky eaters.

Potbellied Seahorses (Hippocampus abdominalis) live around the coastline of New Zealand and Australia in temperate water.

Animal Facts
Each eye moves separately making it easier for them to see food and predators.