Weedy Seadragon

Weedy Seadragon

Weedy sea dragons are sexually dimorphic, as males have narrower bodies and are darker than females.

Weedy sea dragons are sexually dimorphic, as males have narrower bodies and are darker than females.

A weedy sea dragon reaches 45 centimeters, or 18 inches, in length and has a narrow body with a long, tubular snout. It has two spines above its eye, one in front of the eye, for protection.

Adult weedy seadragons are often a reddish color with yellow and purple markings. The bodies of these fish are usually red with yellow spots. The beautiful colors of this seadragon are highlighted by the seven iridescent blue-violet bands along the upper body near the head.


Image | © Anne Petersen, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Bray, 2011; Dragon Search, 2000; Frostic, 2000; Glover, Southcott, & Scott, 1974; Kuiter, 1980; MESA, 2015; Pollom, 2017; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2019)

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