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Paula Branshaw Carlson

Director of Husbandry The Dallas World Aquarium
  • Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques

    By | Date posted: 05/29/2009
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    The Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques, the most ornate member of the family Syngnathidae, has long been known to aquarists as one of the most beautiful and unique of all the fishes. Found only in Southern and Western Australian waters, the Leafy seadragon is a master of camouflage. Named for the dragons of Chinese myth, this relative of the pipefishes and seahorses is named for the leaf-like appendages that adorn its body. Continue reading