Newt on Hippocampi

An extract from the textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Originating in Greece, the Hippocampus has the head and forequarters of a horse and the tail and hindquarters of a giant fish.

Though the species is usually to be found in the Mediterranean, a superb blue roan specimen was caught by merpeople off the shores of Scotland in 1949 and subsequently domesticated by them.

The Hippocampus lays large, semi-transparent eggs through which the Tadfoal may be seen.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them