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Phyllopteryx taeniolatus (Weedy Seadragon; Lucas' sea-dragon; Common seadragon)

Synonyms: Phyllopteryx foliatus; Syngnathus foliatus; Syngnatus taeniolatus
Language: Danish; Mandarin Chinese

Wikipedia Abstract

Weedy seadragon or common seadragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus) is a marine fish related to the seahorse. Adult weedy seadragons are a reddish colour, with yellow and purple markings; they have small leaf-like appendages that resemble kelp fronds providing camouflage and a number of short spines for protection. Males have narrower bodies and are darker than females. Seadragons have a long dorsal fin along the back and small pectoral fins on either side of the neck, which provide balance.
View Wikipedia Record: Phyllopteryx taeniolatus

Attributes

Water Biome [1]  Reef

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Wilson's Promontory National Park II 119279 Victoria, Australia

Emblem of

Victoria

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Florida Aquarium
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Oceanario de Lisboa
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Distribution

Australia; East Central Australian Shelf; Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia, from southern Western Australia to New South Wales and Tasmania (Ref. 9563).; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Southwest; Southeast Australian Shelf;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
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