Leafy Seadragon (Phycodurus eques) The sea dragon has evolved skin filaments that hang off its head, fins and tail, allowing for it to blend perfectly into the kelp forests in which it inhabits.One of my favorite animals!
This animal, the Leafy Seadragon, is a Threatened species. They are threatened by collecting for use in Chinese medicine (and by habitat loss). Just one more example of the beautiful natural world exploited by idiotic traditional Chinese cruelty.
PHYLLOPTERYX TAENIOLATUS, also known as the weedy seadragon, is a marine fish related to the sea horse found in the waters around Australia. I know this is supposed to be serious, but doesn't it look like it's hunting for the booty?
These marine fish are called sea dragons, they are related to the seahorse and they are really cute. There are two types of the sea dragon: the leafy and the weedy sea dragons. They normally can be found along the southern and western coasts of Australia.
LEAFY SEA DRAGON FACT: These creatures have adapted some of the most ornate and effective camouflage of any creature on the planet. These striking sea horse relatives are found only in the drifting seaweed and undersea forests of Australia.
The leafy seadragon or Glauert's seadragon, Phycodurus eques, is a marine fish in the family Syngnathidae, which also includes the seahorses. It is found along the southern and western coasts of Australia.
Leafy seadragons are beautiful, elaborate-looking fish that have frond-like appendages that help them blend into their surroundings. Here you can learn more about where leafy seadragons live, what they eat and how they reproduce.