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"I caught a sea horse! I meant to, of course!"

Sea Horse
Scientific Name
Hippocampus kuda
Syngnathidae - Seahorses
Time of Year
Time of Day
All day
Selling Price
1,100 Bells

The Sea HorseHippocampus kuda, is a fairly common oceanic fish that can be caught all day, between the months of April and November. It can be sold for 1,100 Bells.


An information board in the aquarium will provide information about this fish.

"Sea horses don't look like fish, but they still share a lot of distant connections. They use their small dorsal fins and tail fins to swim, but in actuality they're pretty bad swimmers. They wrap their tail fins around seaweed or coral so they won't float away with the current. Once attached they feed on plankton and small shrimp that float by. The female deposits eggs in the male's pouch, putting the burden of child care on the male."

In real life[]


The Common Sea Horse is a small, equine-like fish. It inhabits shallow coastal waters throughout the Indo-Pacific oceans. Wild seahorse live mainly among coral reefs, and shallow estuaries. They use their tails to anchor themselves to coral branches.

Male seahorses are the ones that “give birth". They carry the eggs in a brood pouch located on their lower abdomen.

Greeks and Romans believed the seahorse was an attribute of the sea god Poseidon/Neptune, and the seahorse was considered a symbol of strength and power. Europeans also believed that the seahorse carried the souls of deceased sailors to the underworld - giving them safe passage and protection until they met their soul’s destination.