Phyllopteryx taeniolatus (Lacep├Ęde, 1804)
Common seadragon
Phyllopteryx taeniolatus
photo by Good, P.

Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
Max. size:  46 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 50 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia, from southern Western Australia to New South Wales and Tasmania (Ref. 9563).
Biology:  Recorded from the intertidal zone to a depth of 50 m (Ref. 9563). Frequently among seaweeds and coral reefs (Ref. 9137). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 May 2016 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 26.07.95
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 26.11.10

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