Types of Seahorses

Syngnathidae Family Species Index

  • Seahorse Species
    There are more than 40 different species of seahorses found in the world. They are scattered with a wide diversification out there. Some of them are extremely small but others are large.
  • Common Seahorse
    When you think about the visual look of a seahorse the one that will typically come to mind is that of the Common Seahorse.
  • Pygmy Seahorse
    The Pygmy Seahorse is one of the newest that have been identified. Since they are so tiny and they blend so well with the surroundings.
  • Leafy Sea Dragon
    One type of aquatic life is the Leafy Sea Dragon. They are called by this name as they have what looks like a leaf on their body.
  • Weedy Sea Dragon
    One of the popular species of seahorses is the Weedy Sea Dragon. It can blend in very well to the surroundings.
  • Big-Belly Seahorse
    The Big-Belly Seahorse is often referred to as the Pot Belly Seahorse. Many people are fascinated with the detailed look of this species. As a result it is one that is often part of the pet trade.
  • Pacific Seahorse
    The Pacific Seahorse is a well known species due to the wide areas it is found it. This is also one that is commercially grown so that it can be sold as pets.
  • Pipefish
    The Pipefish isn’t a type of seahorse but rather a sub family of small fish. They do belong to the same family though.


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