Weedy Seadragon

Cristina Pérez Boix

The water dragon or common sea dragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus) is a seafish belonging to the Syngnathidae family whose aspect reminds to the seahorses one, although its tail is not prehensile and they have not a bag where carrying their offspring. It is the only member of the Phyllopteryx gender. It has developed adaptations in order to remain unnoticed to other animals’ senses. similar to the leafy seadragon Phycodurus eques. It is an endemic species leaving in the Australian coasts’ temperate seawater, where it lives between the vegetations covering rocky reefs, at depths of 3-50 m.

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