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The Leafy Sea Dragon

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 5:59pm by Otelo 1 Comment

The leafy sea dragon (Phycodurus eques) is one of two species of sea dragon found in Australia’s southern waters and nowhere else in the world, the other being the weedy sea dragon. Despite its fearsome name, it is incredibly beautiful in shape and coloring and its camouflaging appendages give it a fragile appearance. It is a relative of the seahorse and belongs to the pipefish family Sygnathidae.