The zebra seahorse (Hippocampus zebra) is a species of fish in the Syngnathidae family. It is endemic to Australia. This species of fish has been found in and around coral reefs. The maximum reported depth is 69 m. It is on the list of threatened species.
rhamphotheca: “ Monogamous Animals: Sea Horses Scientists have studied only a handful of species of seahorses (genus Hippocampus), but all of them appear to practice some form of monogamy. After her eggs are fertilized, a female seahorse passes them.
Branching sponges are veritable magnets for seahorses. Colorful natural hitching posts like this will encourage brightly colored seahorses such as this Ocean Rider Hippocampus erectus to retain their vivid wardrobes." Photo by Leslie Leddo