people imagine the seahorse to be real horse living in the sea. This is not
true at all. The seahorse is so called because it is a tiny creature with a
horse – liked head which lives in the sea.
horse are found mostly in warm seas. They have a long, flexible tail which is
used for wrapping around weeds for support. They swim I upright position, their
movements being helped by a rapidly oscillating fin on their back. The male sea
– horse lays her eggs in this pouch.
remarkable thing about the seahorse is that part of the process of
reproduction is taken over by the male creature. One the female seahorse has
laid her eggs in the male creature’s pouch, she leaves. The hatching of the egg
is done by the male fish.
begins with the male and the female seahorses doing courtship dance. The
male and female creatures swim around each other in circles. At the end of the
dance, the male appears to bow to its partner; but in actually, the male is
banding to pump water from his pouch. Next, the female fish lays eggs into the
male’s pouch. About two hundred eggs are laid. The pouch, then close up. The
female seahorse now swims away, leaving the male seahorse to do hatching.
are hatched about a month later. The young seahorses are ejected from the male
creature’s pouch by means of muscular contractions.
The sea –
horse feeds on tiny fish the creatures sucking them into its month.
1. What is
the purpose of the text?
inform readers the sea – horse’s process of reproduction
persuade readers to breed the seahorse
explain how to bread the seahorse
describe a particular seahorse
describe a particular sea horse
2. What do
you think about the sea horse’s reproduction process.......?
male seahorse has a pouch in its abdomen to ….?
a. hatch the eggs
b. feed the baby seahorse
c. eject the young seahorses
d. keep some food for its babies
e. pump water from its abdomen