Weedy Seadragon

Weedy Seadragon

Although they are similar to seahorses, weedy seadragons do not have prehensile, gripping tails and instead use them for steering.

Though they are similar in appearance to seahorses, which use a prehensile tail to clasp and anchor themselves to seaweed, weedy seadragons do not have prehensile, gripping tails.

Instead, weedy seadragons appear to use their tails for steering.


Image | © Anne Petersen, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (MESA, 2015; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2019)

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