Pot-bellied Seahorse Photo, 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 14472
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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.

Stock Photo: 14472
Species: Pot-bellied seahorse, Hippocampus abdominalis
Format: Digital 3:2
Other Names: Pot belly seahorse
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Updated: November 19, 2017

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