The most striking feature of Seadragons is their leafy appendages. Seadragons resemble swaying seaweed and blend in easily with their natural surroundings.
Seadragons feed by sucking plankton, larval fish and small shrimp-like crustaceans called mysids into their tiny mouths. They quickly expand a joint on the lower part of their snout causing a suction that draws the shrimp in. Their prey is small so they must eat constantly and cover large areas to find enough food. Seadragons are also thought to change colour depending on what they eat.
Seadragons propel themselves along by rapidly oscillating their ventral and dorsal fins. The fins provide propulsion while the tail is used as a rudder, to steer.
Another interesting feature of Seadragons is that the male Seadragon incubates the eggs, not the female. The eggs are attached to the male's tail and the young hatch out over several days.
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