Question: An Endangered species of which of the following is recently found in Australia?
(a) Snow Leapord
- An endangered species of seahorse, white seahorses was recently found in the coastal waters near Sydney Harbor.
s Seahorse are exclusively found in Australia, and are one of the total of two endangered species of Seahorse worldwide.
Seahorse is special kind of small marine fish with a head resembling like horses head.
- The male seahorse is equipped with a pouch on the ventral, or front-facing, side of the tail. When mating, the female seahorse deposits up to 1,500 eggs in the male’s pouch. The male carries the eggs for 9 to 45 days until the seahorses emerge fully developed. The young are then released into the water, and the male often mates again within hours or days during the breeding season.
- Environmental degradation like destruction of sea grass and sea sponges as well as overfishing has led to a dramatic decrease in their population in recent years. They are used in traditional Chinese medicines and consumed by various ethnic groups.