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Do leafy sea dragon have scales?

by Guest147  |  11 years, 5 month(s) ago

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I want to know about the leafy sea dragon. Do they have scales on their skin. Please tell me! Thanks

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  1. James Augustus

    No, leafy sea dragon does not have scales on their skin. The leafy sea dragon also known as Glauerts Seadragon, Phycodurus eques, is a type of marine fish in the family Syngnathidae that include the seahorses. This is the only member of the genus Phycodurus. This creature is only found along the southern and western coasts of Australia. Its name is derived from the appearance which has resemblance resemble with long leaf-like protrusions. These protrusions are actually not for propulsion. The main purpose is only to camouflage. The leafy sea dragon moves forward itself through pectoral fin located on the ridge of its neck and a dorsal fin on its back nearer to the tail end. These small fins are almost completely transparent and unable to locate as they undulate minutely to move the creature sedately through the water, completing the illusion of floating seaweed.
    Much like other seahorses, the leafy sea dragon's name is taken from its resemblance to another creature. They are slightly larger as compared to the most sea horses. They grow to about 20–24 cm. Plankton and small crustaceans are their feed.
    The lobes of their skin that augment on the leafy ocean dragon assist to camouflage and give it the look of seaweed. It is adept to sustain the illusion when bathing, seeming to proceed through the water like a part of bobbing seaweed. It can furthermore change hue to combine in, but this proficiency counts on the ocean dragon's diet, age, position, and tension level.
     

  2. Guest4356405
    no no no no no no nooooooooooooooo

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