Pot-bellied seahorse, male, carrying eggs, Hippocampus abdominalis

Pot-bellied seahorse, male, carrying eggs.  The developing embryos are nourished by individual yolk sacs, and oxygen is supplied through a placenta-like attachment to the male.  Two to six weeks after fertilization, the male gives birth.  The babies must then fend for themselves, and few survive to adulthood., Hippocampus abdominalis, natural history stock photograph, photo id 11897
Pot-bellied seahorse, male, carrying eggs. The developing embryos are nourished by individual yolk sacs, and oxygen is supplied through a placenta-like attachment to the male. Two to six weeks after fertilization, the male gives birth. The babies must then fend for themselves, and few survive to adulthood.

Species: Pot-bellied seahorse, Hippocampus abdominalis
Image ID: 11897
Format: Digital 2:3
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