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    Front half is a horse, back half is sea creature (usually a dolphin.)    Also Called Hippocampus or the Steeds of Neptune   Might actually be The fanciful version above may be based on a misunderstanding of a description of either of the an actual sea-horse (genus: hippocampus) which are only a few inches long, or a hippopotamus.    Seen in A common symbolic image  among sea-farers, and in heraldry.

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