Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Lined Seahorse of Bermuda

 

Bermuda Post has issued  one  WWF stamp set consists of  four stamps  feature the Line Seahorse  ( Hippocampus erectus) on June 17, 2004. Along with the stamp issuance,  the First Day Cover also issued  with  the head image of the species on the left-side  and standard post mark.

 

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The lined seahorse (Hippocampus erectus), or northern seahorse or spotted seahorse is a species of fish that belongs to the Syngnathidae family. Hippocampus erectus is a diurnal species with an approximate length of 15 centimeters and lifespan of one to four years.

 

The Hippocampus erectus species can be found with a myriad of colors, from greys and blacks to reds, greens, and oranges. The lined seahorse lives in the Atlantic Ocean as far north as Canada and as far south as the Caribbean, Mexico, and Venezuela. It swims in an erect position and uses its dorsal and pectoral fins for guidance while swimming.

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