11StyleMatt Weber: August 27, 2013 | 32,314 views
Here’s a stylish-looking seahorse with a lovely swirling multi-colored pattern. This elegant lady is a female Hippocampus erectus. Also known as the lined seahorse, this species is found on the American coast from Canada to Argentina. Lined seahorses can grow up to about 5 inches in length – like this one.
The Perhentian Islands in Malaysia are home to this pale beauty. Although it’s tempting to want to keep a creature as beautiful as this in your aquarium, if you do buy one, make sure it has been reared in captivity. Seahorses caught in the wild rarely do well in fish tanks – and harvesting them also contributes to the declining seahorse population.