Weedy Seadragon

Weedy Seadragon

Like all syngnathids, the weedy seadragon is protected by the Australian Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act of 1999 and occur in several protected areas, but there are no specific conservation measures in place for the species.

Along with all syngnathids, the weedy seadragon is protected from exploitation by the Australian Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act of 1999.

There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for the species, but they are legally protected in both New South Wales and Tasmania and are subject to strict export controls. It is illegal to take or export weedy seadragons in most of the states within which they occur.

This species also occurs in several protected areas, such as Botany Bay, and is not mentioned in any international legislation or trade regulations.


Image | © Klaus Stiefel, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Sources | (Dragon Search, 2000; Frostic, 2000; MESA, 2015; Pollom, 2017; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2019)

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