ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE
PROTECTION STATUS: Not listed
RANGE: Shallow waters in the Gulf of Mexico, along the Atlantic Coast of Florida and in the Caribbean
THREATS: Pollution, loss of seagrass habitat, oil spills, collection for the aquarium trade and for use in curios, global climate change, ocean acidification
POPULATION TREND: Numerous studies have shown that dwarf seahorse populations are declining in conjunction with the loss of the seagrass beds they need for survival.
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