Weedy seadragons are found among coral reefs, seagrass beds and seaweeds off the south coast of Australia. Like their close relatives the seahorses, male seadragons incubate the eggs in brood pouches, supplying oxygen to the eggs through their own blood vessels.
Scientific name: Phyllopteryx taeniolatus
The beautiful, balletic courtship of weedy sea dragons.
These two could teach Strictly Come Dancing a thing. Named for their resemblance to the plant life around them, a male weedy seadragon seduces a female with some fancy fin work.
The following habitats are found across the Weedy sea dragon distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.
Discover what these behaviours are and how different plants and animals use them.
Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Population trend: Unknown
Year assessed: 2006
Classified by: IUCN 3.1
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