Leafy Seadragon by gosia

Leafy Seadragon

The leafy seadragon is a marine fish in the family Syngnathidae, which also includes the seahorses.
It is found along the southern and western coasts of Australia. The name is derived from the appearance, with long leaf-like protrusions coming from all over the body. These protrusions are not used for propulsion; they serve only as camouflage. The leafy seadragon propels itself by means of a pectoral fin on the ridge of its neck and a dorsal fin on its back closer to the tail end. These small fins are almost completely transparent and difficult to see as they undulate minutely to move the creature sedately through the water, completing the illusion of floating seaweed.
Very beautiful Fav.
October 3rd, 2014  
Beautiful shot.
October 3rd, 2014  
So you can mistake it for sea weed. interesting. always ready to see or learn something new. thanks for sharing. fav,
October 3rd, 2014  
Excellent capture and very clear through glass. Interesting story to go with the picture too. thanks for sharing.
October 3rd, 2014  
I like its shape! Nice capture!
October 4th, 2014  
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