Animals of the world, Common seadragon

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  • Endemic to the relatively shallow, coastal waters of south and east Australia
  • They are relatives of seahorses
  • Sea dragons have very long, thin snouts; slender trunks covered in bony rings; and thin tails.
  • Adult common seadragons are a reddish colour, with yellow and purple markings. The body is adorned with gossamer, leaf-shaped appendages
  • Common seadragons can reach 45 cm (18 in) in length
  • They are slow-moving and rely on their camouflage as protection against predation
  • Sea dragons survive on tiny crustaceans such as mysids and sea lice. They may also eat fish larvae and plankton.
  • They have no teeth and feed by sucking prey into their pipe-like mouths
  • They don’t have a digestive system which is why they eat often
  • Sea dragons are not strong swimmers, they spend most of their time swaying with currents like the seagrass
  • They may live up to six years.

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