They show a status from "endangered" with the population decreasing, to "data deficient" with the population unknown. Native Countries: Indonesia; (Sabah) and Philippines. This species has a restricted and fragmented distribution, only known in a few estuaries. Barbour’s Seahorse; Hippocampus barbouri. The quagga, a relative of the zebra, went extinct over 100 years ago. Max length: 15.0 cm. Its habitat is threatened by development and water pollution. Zebra seahorse, silky shark grace 25th UNPA Endangered Species series Feb 10, 2018, 4 AM Hoodia, Malagasy painted mantella, Assam roofed turtle and zebra seahorse are featured on the United Nations €0.80 Endangered Species stamps for use from the post … Seahorses generally have two patterns on their body- zebra stripes and spots. Seahorses are even slower than snails!

Common Name: Barbour’s Seahorse. Eight species are classified as threatened (vulnerable or endangered).

Endangered Seahorses Could be Extinct in Next Three Decades. Now, a group of scientists outside of Cape Town are bringing it back. Also, they have protection through the CITES, and their trade rules. The average lifespan of a seahorse is from 1 to 5 years. Habitat: Occurs in shallow seagrass habitat and on coral reefs. Seahorses, which have existed for 13 million years, could be the creatures of the past in three decades unless a drastic action is taken. Seahorses have excellent eyesight and their eyes are able to work independently on either side of their head. Environment: Marine; reef-associated; It is a non-migratory species. They are only able to cover a distance of around 5 feet in one hour.

H. zebra is similar to H. dahli, which has a much lower coronet and the upper tubercle on the shoulder ring is near the gill opening. Latin Name: Hippocampus barbouri. Etymology The specific name zebra refers to the black and white striped markings of this species. Most seahorse species are poorly evaluated (data deficient) and their population trends and status are unknown. According to official figures, 64 million of the delicate creatures are taken from oceans annually for Chinese medicine and the curio trade, and conservationists are calling for a ban on shops in Britain … Colours: White, pale yellow to pale brown; the body contains reddish brown …