Leafy Seadragons and Weedy Seadragons are protected fish of the family Syngnathidae, with leafy appendages or seaweed-like camouflage. They inhabit southern Australian coastal waters.
Seadragons are graceful, but rather strange looking fish.
- Seadragons are characterised by having leaf-like appendages that camouflage them so that they resemble floating pieces of seaweed.
- Seadragons (or Sea Dragons) are fish that belong to the family Syngnathidae, the same one as Seahorses and Pipefish.
- There are two different species of Seadragon - Leafy Seadragons (Phycodurus eques) and Weedy Seadragons (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus),.
- Seadragons (or Sea Dragons) are graceful, slow - moving fish that swim around the seagrass meadows and seaweed beds feeding on mysids.
- Seadragons are only found in coastal waters off southern Australia.
- Both Leafy Seadragons and Weedy Seadragons are protected species.
- It is the male Seadragon who incubates the eggs.