The Uniqueness of The Sea Horse

in animalphotography •  9 months ago

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As fish, sea horses are fish that swim vertically. Her body is not scaly, but rather covered slab of bone that protect it from predators. Sea horse has no belly fins, and does not have the back leg. Existing fin on its back will vibrate as much as 30 times per second to help them move around in the water.

The unique thing is they also have tails like monkeys, which functions to allow those holding on to a piece of grass or twig so as not to exposed window pressure and ocean currents. The uniqueness of other vertebrates this is, the veterinary can conceive and conceived her children. The mating ritual begins with a tricky dance for 3-4 days.

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Then, the female sea horse will transfer up to 1,500 eggs into the pouch through the male organ specially designed to perform that task.

The male will fertilize the eggs rapidly and provide security for his pocket for embryonic development, such as providing food and oxygen.

"When he is ready to give birth she will contract and actively pushing out of the embryo," said Tony Wilson, a professor at Brooklyn College in New York.

After birth, the baby sea horse will not get a longer care from both parents. They will start the process to mate again immediately.

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The research team led by Byrappa Venkatesh, a researcher at the Institute of Molecular Cell Biology in Singapore tried sea horse genome sequenced so that explains why this fish is so unique.

The research team led by Byrappa Venkatesh, a researcher at the Institute of Molecular Cell Biology in Singapore tried sea horse genome sequenced so that explains why this fish is so unique.

Scientists have long wondered about the origins of different morphology and mating behavior of the sea horse.

It turns out that the first line of the sea horse had already diverged from other boned fish for over 100 million years ago in the Cretaceous period.

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The conclusion was based on the sequencing of the genome of several other unusual fish such as puffer fish or we know tetraodontidae, mudskipper fish or Cork, and the fish mola-mola.

There are 47 species of sea horses and they are found all over the world, including off the coast of California and in the waters of New York City.

However, most areas are rich in the diversity of the sea horse was in the Pacific, North of Australia.

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