Leafy Seadragon by seikiunne11
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Leafy Seadragon

by seikiunne11 in Photogra-GUIA

Leafy Seadragon

The leafy seadragon (Phycodurus eques) is a marine fish in the family Syngnathidae, which also includes the seahorses. It is the only member of the genus Phycodurus. It is found along the southern and western coasts of Australia. The name is derived from the appearance, with long leaf-like protrusions coming from all over the body. These protrusions are not used for propulsion; they serve only as camouflage. The leafy seadragon propels itself by means of a pectoral fin on the ridge of its neck and a dorsal fin on its back closer to the tail end. These small fins are almost completely transparent and difficult to see as they undulate minutely to move the creature sedately through the water, completing the illusion of floating seaweed.

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  • liRybuR

    liRybuR

    Great! It really looks like a dragon. I never though that there is a sea dragon, all I know is a sea horse. lol

    Apr 21st, 2013 Reply