Today we learned that baby seahorses are called fry. These literal small fry are baby Big-belly Seahorses (Hippocampus abdominalis) that recently hatched at the Georgia Aquarium. Easily dwarfed by a mere pencil, these teensy fish are already awesomely cute, but calling them fry makes them seem even cuter.
As members of the family Syngnathidae, seahorses are one of a very small number of species in which the males become pregnant and give birth to live young. Male seahorses can give birth to up to 490 babies at a time. That’s a whole lot of fry!
Visit ZooBorns to learn more about the Georgia Aquarium’s newborn Big-belly seahorses.