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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

Phyllopteryx taeniolatus, also known as the weedy seadragon or common seadragon, is a marine fish related to the seahorse. It is the only member of the genus Phyllopteryx. Adult weedy seadragons are a reddish colour, with yellow and purple markings; they have small leaf-like appendages that provide camouflage and a number of short spines for protection. Males have narrower bodies and are darker than females.
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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

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Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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


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;



Species recognized by , 2014-05-19, FishBase in Catalog of Life 2011
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
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011