Most species of seahorse studied in the wild appear to be monogamous, remaining faithful to one partner for the duration of the breeding season and perhaps even over several seasons. The pair-bonds are reinforced by daily greetings, in which the female and male promenade and pirouette together. The female inserts her ovipositor into the male’s brood pouch, where she deposits her eggs, which the male fertilizes. Pregnancy lasts between two and four weeks, the length decreasing with increasing temperature.
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