Weedy Seadragon

Weedy Seadragon

Because of its similar appearance, the weedy seadragon is often mistaken for its close relative, the leafy seadragon, but the leafy seadragon is more rare and has more leaf-like appendages.

Because of its similar appearance, the weedy seadragon is often mistaken for its close relative, the leafy seadragon (Phycodurus eques).

The leafy seadragon is found in the same geographic range as the weedy seadragon, but it differs in appearance as it has many more leaf-like appendages. Weedy seadragons are also much more common than leafy seadragons.


Image | © Biodiversity Heritage Library, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY 2.0)
Sources | (Frostic, 2000; Glover, Southcott, & Scott, 1974; MESA, 2015; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2019)

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