Q. With reference to ‘Sea Horse’ consider the following statements:
1.These are aquatic horses found in the oceans globally.
2.Seahorses are poor swimmers.
3.They are listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red Data List.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Statement 1 is incorrect. Sea Horses are not horses, but they are tiny fish that are named for the shape of their head which looks like the head of a tiny horse.
Statement 2 and 3 are correct. Seahorses are poor swimmers but migrate by rafting, clinging to floating substrata such as macroalgae or plastic debris for dispersal by ocean currents to new habitats. They are listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red Data List.