Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Syngnathiformes > Syngnathidae > Phycodurus > Phycodurus eques

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. Popularly known as "leafies", it is the marine emblem of the state of South Australia and a focus for local marine conservation.
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Water Biome [1]  Reef, Coastal

Emblem of

South Australia

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


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

External References



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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