Seahorses and Relatives
Delicate and majestic
Discover some of our species...
The White's Seahorse, also know as the Sydney Seahorse was named after named after John White, Surgeon General to the First Fleet. Following a dramatic decline in its population over the last decade, it has recently been listed as an ‘endangered’ species in NSW. It is now Australia’s only threatened seahorse species and the second endangered seahorse species worldwide.
The Razorfish adopts a unique and easily identifiable position of head-down, tail-up that mimics the spines of sea urchins. Growing up to 15 centimetres long, they are typically found within coastal reefs in the Indo-Pacific region where sea urchins live. Razorfish have been observed to eat zooplankton as well as tiny crustaceans.
The Weedy Seadragon, also known as the 'Common Seadragon' is found in coastal waters around Australia. Unlike the Seahorse they do not have a pouch. Male Seadragons carry the eggs fixed to the underside of their tail. Incubation lasts for about 8 weeks
Also known as the Bigbelly Seahorse, this species of seahorse are known for their very big 'bellies'. Pot-bellied seahorse can be found in the central to southern coast of New South Wales.
Seahorse Fun Facts
Did you know that it is the male seahorse that gives birth to baby seahorses?! Discover more facts about these magical creatures here