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Range Southern tip of Nova Scotia in Canada, along the east coast of the USA, and south to Mexico, the Caribbean, and Venezuela.
Habitat At the surface and bottom of both shallow water and deeper areas of channels in bays, along beaches, in or near salt marshes, and over oyster beds and weed-covered banks.
Conservation Status STATE: NoneFEDERAL: Vulnerable
Scientific Name Hippocampus erectus
Did You Know? The lined seahorse is now listed as Vulnerable based on population declines by targeted catch for aquariums and traditional Chinese medicine, incidental capture from fisherman, and habitat degradation.