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Green Leafy Sea Dragon

Green Leafy Sea Dragon

Sea Pegasus, aka Green Leafy Sea Dragon

Green Leafy Sea Dragon, or sea Pegasus, or rag-picker – a fish with a fantastic plumage. Sea Dragon is a relative of seahorse. Semi-soft greenish fins abundantly cover its body and constantly sway from the motion of the water, like a leaf from the breath of wind. The green plumage allows it to remain undetected. To meet the leafy sea dragon is possible in one corner of the Earth – at the southern coast of Australia. Leafy Sea Dragon – the official emblem of South Australia.

Green Leafy Sea Dragon

Resembling a plant, Green Leafy Sea Dragon

In contrast to the seahorse, which clings the tail to the algae during sea storms, the Leafy Sea Dragon doesn’t, so often dies during storms due to the fact that it is washed ashore.

Green Leafy Sea Dragon

Closeup of Green Leafy Sea Dragon

Like their close relatives, the females lay up to 120 ruby red eggs, whch then are fertilized and attached in a special place under the tail of the male. During pregnancy, every morning, the couple, approaching each other arrange something like a dance of love with the change in skin color to more bright colors. In 4-8 weeks, appear small rag-pickers (exact copies of adults). Young animals after birth are completely on their own. Only 5 percent of newborns become 2-year-old adult individuals who stay in those places where they were born.

Colorful Leafy seadragon

Colorful Leafy sea-dragon

Mint of the Australian city of Perth has released the second coin of the new series of silver coins “Australian marine life – the reefs.” It depicts the Leafy Sea Dragon. Coins of nomination of 50 Australian cents minted from silver, each weighing 15.573 g, diameter – 36.6 mm, with a circulation – no more than 10 000 pieces. Image of Leafy Sea Dragon decorates the reverse of the coin, on the obverse – portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Green Leafy Sea Dragon

Colorful Leafy seadragon

Amazing and colorful Leafy seadragon

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