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Hippocampus

Hippocampus

A mer-horse, with the head and forequarters of a horse and the hindquarters and tail of a giant fish.

The hippocampus lays large, semi-transparent eggs which hatch into tadfoals.

Commentary

Etymology

From the Greek hippos (horse) and kampos (sea monster)

Notes

Hippocampus is also the scientific name for the species of fish known as seahorses.

 

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