One of the most fascinating and peculiar creatures living in the seas is undoubtedly the seahorse. Now you can get the seahorse coloring pictures on this page. All of them are available with no charge. Let’s have fun.
The seahorse is a very unusual-looking fish, so much so that even in ancient Greece, it was considered a mythological creature and fed people’s imagination.
Exotic Seahorse Coloring Pages
The scientific name is “Hippocampus”. It is a term composed of the Greek words “hippos”, horse, and “kampos”, sea monster. Its diffusion, however, is not limited to the Greek coasts and the Mediterranean Sea.
This elegant aquatic being can be found in shallow and temperate waters all over the world. The seahorse can present the most varied color combinations. The brightest colors, however, are found mainly in the tropical and Australian seas.
Seahorse Coloring Pages
Also, its ability to camouflage itself, although not mainly developed, allows it to adapt its color to that of its surroundings. In fact, in the seahorse, the female produces eggs, and the male gives birth.
If you look closely at a specimen, perhaps you can see that the eyes are independent: each one is watching different things on the opposite side of the head, to widen the view.
These incredible creatures are also great eaters as, having a minimal digestive system, they have to eat a lot of food to survive, sucking plankton, small crustaceans, and other tiny prey with their toothless mouth.
Due to their unusual shape, seahorses are not great swimmers. They move mainly vertically in shallow water (in rough seas, they risk death from fatigue) and use their prehensile tails to cling to algae, corals and aquatic plants to rest or wait for prey to pass.
Their habitat foresees the presence of elements that allow them to attack and hide. These things naturally also apply to those who want to breed a seahorse in an aquarium.