Sea dragons are some of the most ornately camouflaged creatures on the planet. Adorned with gossamer, leaf-shaped appendages over their entire bodies, they are perfectly outfitted to blend in with the seaweed and kelp formations they live amongst.
Endemic to the waters off south and east Australia, leafy sea dragons are closely related to seahorses and pipefish. Leafies are generally brown to yellow in body colour with spectacular olive-tinted appendages.
Size: Leafy, up to 13.8 in (35 cm)
Did you know? The tail of a male leafy sea dragon will turn bright yellow when he is ready to mate.
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