Seahorse (Hippocampus)

  • There are 54 species of Seahorse fishes in the genus Hippocampus
  • They vary in size from .6 inches (1.5 cm) to 14 inches (35.5 cm)
  • They don’t have stomachs and must almost constantly eat
  • Males carry the eggs until they hatch
  • Seahorses feed on small crustaceans like Mysid shrimp
  • They are monogamous and mate for life
  • Seahorses get their name from their resemblance to horses


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Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)

  • Butterfly that resides in Central and North America
  • Wingspan is 1 5/8 inches – 2 3/4 inches (4.2 cm – 7 cm) in length
  • They have eyespot patterns on its wings to deter predators
  • Adults feed on nectar from plants like: aster, gumweed, knapweed and tickseed sunflower
  • Buckeye caterpillar hosts on plants from the snapdragon family and the plantain family
  • They prefer open, sunny areas with low vegetation with some bare ground
  • Member of the Nymphalidae family


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