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Phycodurus eques (Glauert's sea-dragon; Leafy seadragon)

Synonyms: Phycodorus eques; Phyllopteryx eques
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Wikipedia Abstract

The leafy seadragon or Glauert's 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.
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Attributes

Water Biome [1]  Reef, Coastal

Emblem of

South Australia
Tasmania

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Florida Aquarium
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Newport Aquarium
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Distribution

Australia; Eastern Indian Ocean: endemic to southern Australia.; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Southwest Australian Shelf; West Central Australian Shelf;

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Dallas World Aquarium Leafy Sea Dragon
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Citations

Species recognized by , , 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 animaldiversity.org
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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