Sea Dragon


The Sea Dragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus) is related to the seahorse. Females lay their eggs on the underside of the males tail (about 120 eggs), and the male looks after them until they hatch (yay equality!). They drift around in the water, directed by the currents, and eat mostly plankton (they don’t have any teeth). Did you know the Sea Dragon is the marine emblem for the state of Victoria?

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