Leafy Sea Dragon

Phycodurus eques

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Leafy Seadragon


Kelp forests near Australia and South Africa.
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  • Tail to help wrap around plants to stay with the plants
  • Sway with the plants
  • Leafy to camouflage
  • Spikes for protection
  • Nose sucks up food
  • Jointed plates for protection

Fun Facts

  • They do not have any predators known because of their combination of excellent camouflage tough jointed plates and sharp dorsal spines
  • The tail of a male leafy sea dragon will turn bright yellow when he is ready to mate