July 2019: Weedy Seadragon

Weedy Seadragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus)

Throughout the month of July 2019, FaunaFocus will feature its first fish species, the weedy seadragon!

The weedy seadragon is a common seadragon species found along the coast of Southern Australia. This colorful species has several leaf-like appendages that allow it to camouflage with floating seaweed as it sucks up its small shrimp, crustacean, and zooplankton prey through its pipe-like terminal mouth. This species is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.



Create art inspired by the Weedy Seadragon and share it in the FaunaFocus Discord Server or on social media with #faunafocus. Learn about more ways to get involved with FaunaFocus!


Event Date Time (CDT)
Ink & Watercolor CreateAlong July 12 7:00 pm
Free-For-All: Deadline July 26 12:00 pm
Free-For-All: Livestream July 27 7:00 pm


Image | © Anne Petersen, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)


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