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Seahorses Sticklebacks and Relatives: Gasterosteiformes - Sticklebacks, Seahorses, And Their Relatives And People

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Many sticklebacks, seahorses, and their relatives are sought out by recreational divers. Many are aquarium fishes and are raised in captivity.

BEYOND DADDY DAYCARE

Many male fishes tend their young, but male seahorses actually give birth to their young. The female transfers her eggs to a pouch on the male's belly, where they are fertilized by the male and stay until they hatch.

EATS LIKE A HORSE

Seahorses eat constantly because they have no stomach in which to store food. They have no teeth, so they use their long jaws as a straw to suck up prey, which they swallow whole.

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