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Common Seadragon

( Phyllopteryx taeniolatus )
Description

Other names

Weedy Seadragon, Common Sea Dragon, Lucas’ Sea-dragon, Weedy Sea Dragon, Weedy Sea-dragon

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Fast Facts
  • CAUTION: Protected species
  • Is a member of the family¬†Syngnathidae (seahorses, pipefishes, and sea dragons)
  • Related to the Leafy Seadragon (Phycodurus eques)
  • Can grow to 46cm in length
  • Endemic to the southern waters of Australia
  • Popular among divers
  • Often found washed up on the beach after storms
  • Classified as Near Threatened
  • Males brood the eggs on the underside of their tail
  • Is the marine faunal emblem of VIC
  • Frequents calm water reef environments and seagrass beds
  • Highly camouflaged