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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 includes seadragons, pipefish, and 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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Water Biome [1]  Reef, Coastal

Emblem of

South Australia

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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


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



Dallas World Aquarium Leafy Sea Dragon
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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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