Weedy seadragon


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Common seadragon or weedy seadragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus) is a marine fish related to the seahorse. Adult common seadragons are a reddish colour, with yellow and purple markings; they have small leaf-like appendages that resemble kelp fronds providingcamouflage and a number of short spines for protection.[2][3] Males have narrower bodies and are darker than females.[3] Seadragons have a long dorsal fin along the back and small pectoral fins on either side of the neck, which provide balance.[4] Common seadragons can reach 45 cm in length.

The common seadragon is the marine emblem of the Australian State of Victoria. source

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