The prehensile(tale) of the seahorse

Did you know seahorses have a prehensile tail? This means their tails are adapted to grasp or hold objects — it almost acts like an extra “limb.” Monkeys, opossums, and even anteaters have a prehensile tail. Among fishes however, a prehensile tail is quite unique — pipefish are the only other marine species that have one! 


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