Weedy Seadragon

Weedy Seadragon

The weedy seadragon is endemic to the Australian waters of the Eastern Indian Ocean and the South Western Pacific Ocean and can be found along much of the southern Australian coastline.

The weedy seadragon is endemic to the Australian waters of the Eastern Indian Ocean and the South Western Pacific Ocean.

It can be found along much of the southern Australian coastline, from near Newcastle and Port Stephens, New South Wales (approximately 32° 56’S) southwards to Actaeon Island, Tasmania (43°32’S) and westwards through Victoria and South Australia to Geraldton, Western Australia (28°46’S).

Individuals of this species have been sighted off the eastern coast of Australia in New South Wales, as far north as Port Stephens; along the southern coast; and up around the western coast of Australia as far north as Geraldton, West Australia. They have also been spotted near Rottnest Island, Western Australia.


Image | © Neil Saunders, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Binohlan, 2018; Dawson, 1985; Frostic, 2000; MESA, 2015; Pogonoski, Pollard, & Paxton, 2002; Pollom, 2017; Stiller, Wilson, & Rouse, 2015; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2019)

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