Threatened species of Hippocampus

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Threatened species of Seahorse

32 species of seahorses are listed as endangered and subject to strict controls under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.


One of the largest and most complex problems facing sea horses is that out of the 20 million creatures captured each year, more than 95 percent of them are used for traditional Chinese medicines. In Chinese communities worldwide, potions made from sea horses are used to treat everything from impotence and infertility to asthma and skin diseases.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
24.09.2020 – 00:38 CEST