Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sea Horse, a Carnivore 'Horse'


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Few days ago, i have watching a 'Jaran Kepang' performance in my town (Malang, East Java). Jaran kepang is a traditional javanesse game, which the player riding a horse toys from bamboos plaiting. It make me wants to write an article about horse. But, i guess, will be better if i write an article about sea horse. Do you know sea horse?
The name is derived from the resemblance of the head to that of a horse. It has long, tubular jaws much like a snout. The body is compressed, with an elongated tail, and the integument (external covering) is a series of large, rectangular bony plates, with a series of spines and projections along the lines of juncture.

These spines, together with the divided, streamerlike fins of some species, give them a strong resemblance to the seaweeds among which they live. About 30 species are found in various warm and temperate seas. All keep near the shore, often developing in brackish water. Like the pipefishes, the males take charge of the eggs, which are placed in an abdominal pouch and remain there until they hatch. The common sea horse of the Atlantic coast of North America is one of the largest species, reaching a length of more than 13 cm (more than 5 in)(Microsoft Encarta).
Sea horses make up the genus Hippocampus in the family Syngnathidae. The common sea horse is classified as Hippocampus hudsonius.

Sea Horse Picture
Source: http://library.thinkquest.org/5512/seahorse.gif
Source:

  1. http://iqbalali.com/2009/08/26/uniknya-kuda-laut/
  2. http://library.thinkquest.org/5512/seahorse.gif
  3. Divegallery.com
  4. Microsoft encharta
  5. Endah, Sri dkk, Avertebrata
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    2 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

    Anonymous said...

    hello all

    I just wanted to introduce myself to everyone!

    Can't wait to get to know you all better!

    -Marshall

    Thanks again!