The leafy sea dragon perfectly blends in with the marine algae of its Australian habitat
The leafy sea dragon perfectly blends in with the marine algae of its Australian habitat

Leafy sea dragons are fish related to seahorses. They are decorated with plant-like appendages that mimic kelp and other surroundings in sea beds and rocky reefs. The sea dragon’s fins are small, translucent, and do not provide a strong swimming ability.

As in seahorses, the females “hand off” their eggs to the males. The males gestate the eggs in a brood pouch, where the eggs are fertilized, and provided oxygen and nutrients. The males then give live birth to the babies.

Watercolor, ink, paint pen, and gel pen on paper. 6”x6”.


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