Acrylic on plastic bag (15x24cm) framed in a bespoke white wooden float mounted frame (see additional image). The Knysna seahorse - Gorgeous but endangered, it is just one of more than 45 different species found worldwide, but it’s particularly special because it is the only known true estuarine seahorse species in the world and super-rare!Its distribution is extremely fragmented. Knysna seahorses are endemic to the Garden Route and have only ever been found in three local estuaries, namely, the Keurbooms River estuary in Plettenberg Bay, the Knysna Estuary, and the estuarine portion of the Swartvlei system in Sedgefield. Owing to this limited geographical range, its small overall population size and the fact that Knysna seahorses are particularly vulnerable to adverse shifts in their natural environment, it is the first seahorse to be classified as endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Knysna Seahorse (Its in the Bag Series)