Where they live: Found in shallow tropical and temperate waters throughout the world
Habitat: Sheltered areas such as seagrass beds, coral reefs and mangroves.
Size: At less than 15mm tall, the Pygmy Seahorse is the smallest seahorse in the world. The largest seahorse species can reach to over 35cm.
Threats: Potentially unsustainable collection for international trade - including Traditional Chinese Medicine, private aquariums and curios (dried and sold as gifts). Incidental by-catch in weighted bottom trawling nets. Pollution and extensive habitat loss resulting from coastal developments and destructive fishing techniques.