Leafy sea dragon and diver. For more information on the Leafy Sea Dragon, please see the video below. By the age of two, they are typically full grown and ready to breed.
Once born, the young seadragon is completely independent, eating small zooplankton until large enough to hunt mysids. Leafy sea dragons were previously heavily over-collected, but are now protected. They feed on plankton and small crustaceans. This snout is also a common feature of the Syngnathidae family.
The males incubate the eggs and carry them to term, releasing miniature sea dragons into the water after about four to six weeks. As weak swimmers with poor egg dispersal, it may be hard for future generations to develop offspring successfully, especially as their habitat declines due to global warmingurchin barrenshabitat destructionand pollution.
During each breeding season, male leafy sea dragons will hatch two batches of eggs. For other uses, see Seahorse disambiguation.
Such as weak as water fragiledrink like a fish boozeto miss the boat missed opportunitiesall at sea a loss. At the head end of its weird and fabulous body is a pipe-like snout, with which it catches its prey.
Life History Weedy sea dragons are relatives of seahorses, and like seahorses, males carry the eggs in a brood pouch. Seahorses are a genus Hippocampus of fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae, which also includes pipefish and leafy sea dragons.