Blue Dragon Nudibranch | Glaucus atlanticus
(by billunder)

Blue Dragon Nudibranch | Glaucus atlanticus

(by billunder)



Dragon Nudibranch | Pteraeolidia ianthina
(by billunder)

Dragon Nudibranch | Pteraeolidia ianthina

(by billunder)



Weedy Sea Dragon | Phyllopteryx taeniolatus
(by billunder)

Weedy Sea Dragon | Phyllopteryx taeniolatus

(by billunder)



Weedy Seadragon | Phyllopteryx taeniolatus

“Seadragons do not have teeth or stomachs and because they lack stomachs, they eat almost constantly and over wide areas, feeding on mysid shrimp and other small crustaceans, plankton, and larval fish. A seadragon uses its long. thin, tubular snout to create a strong suction with which to rapidly suck in the food item. It expands a joint on the lower part of its snout and swallows its prey whole. Special muscles in the snout can widen to accommodate different sizes of prey.” -

(by Matt Tworkowski)

Weedy Seadragon | Phyllopteryx taeniolatus

Seadragons do not have teeth or stomachs and because they lack stomachs, they eat almost constantly and over wide areas, feeding on mysid shrimp and other small crustaceans, plankton, and larval fish. A seadragon uses its long. thin, tubular snout to create a strong suction with which to rapidly suck in the food item. It expands a joint on the lower part of its snout and swallows its prey whole. Special muscles in the snout can widen to accommodate different sizes of prey.” -

(by Matt Tworkowski)



Leafy Seadragon | Phycodurus eques

“Like their seahorse relatives, male seadragons, not females, brood the eggs but the eggs are incubated under the tail instead of in an abdominal pouch. The female lays 250 to 300 eggs that are 4 mm (0.16 in) in diameter and 7 mm (0.3 in) long. She pushes them into the skin of the male to be fertilized, covering most of the under surface and sides of his tail immediately behind his anus. His skin, soft at the time the eggs are first embedded, becomes hardened to form a cup around each egg to hold it securely for the 6-8 week incubation. When hatching starts, the male releases only a few eggs at a time. He may take from hours to days to let go of the entire brood.” -

(by shannonrossalbers)

Leafy Seadragon | Phycodurus eques

Like their seahorse relatives, male seadragons, not females, brood the eggs but the eggs are incubated under the tail instead of in an abdominal pouch. The female lays 250 to 300 eggs that are 4 mm (0.16 in) in diameter and 7 mm (0.3 in) long. She pushes them into the skin of the male to be fertilized, covering most of the under surface and sides of his tail immediately behind his anus. His skin, soft at the time the eggs are first embedded, becomes hardened to form a cup around each egg to hold it securely for the 6-8 week incubation. When hatching starts, the male releases only a few eggs at a time. He may take from hours to days to let go of the entire brood.” -

(by shannonrossalbers)



Weedy Sea Dragon | Phyllopteryx taeniolatus
(by käptncook)

Weedy Sea Dragon | Phyllopteryx taeniolatus

(by käptncook)



Bulb-Tentacled Anemone | Entacmaea qaudicolor

"The Bulb or Bubble Tip Anemone is found in oceans around the world. The Bulb Anemone attaches its pedal disc deep within dead coral amongst rubble or on solid, living reefs."   -

(by Waterdragon62)

Bulb-Tentacled Anemone | Entacmaea qaudicolor

"The Bulb or Bubble Tip Anemone is found in oceans around the world. The Bulb Anemone attaches its pedal disc deep within dead coral amongst rubble or on solid, living reefs."   -

(by Waterdragon62)



Leafy Sea Dragon | Phycodurus eques

“The tail of a male leafy sea dragon will turn bright yellow when he is ready to mate.”   -

(by NOOSAMIKE)

Leafy Sea Dragon | Phycodurus eques

The tail of a male leafy sea dragon will turn bright yellow when he is ready to mate.”   -

(by NOOSAMIKE)



Weedy Seadragon | Phyllopteryx taeniolatus
(by Matt Tworkowski)

Weedy Seadragon | Phyllopteryx taeniolatus

(by Matt Tworkowski)



Dragon Wrasse | Novaculichthys taeniourus
(by bodiver)

Dragon Wrasse | Novaculichthys taeniourus

(by bodiver)



Leafy Sea Dragon | Phycodurus eques

As with sea horses, sea dragon males are responsible for childbearing. But instead of a pouch, like sea horses have, male sea dragons have a spongy brood patch on the underside of the tail where females deposit their bright-pink eggs during mating. The eggs are fertilized during the transfer from the female to the male. The males incubate the eggs and carry them to term, releasing miniature sea dragons into the water after about four to six weeks.   -

(by MakenaSterling)

Leafy Sea Dragon | Phycodurus eques

As with sea horses, sea dragon males are responsible for childbearing. But instead of a pouch, like sea horses have, male sea dragons have a spongy brood patch on the underside of the tail where females deposit their bright-pink eggs during mating. The eggs are fertilized during the transfer from the female to the male. The males incubate the eggs and carry them to term, releasing miniature sea dragons into the water after about four to six weeks.   -

(by MakenaSterling)



Leafy Sea Dragon | Phycodurus eques 
(by paul m. floyd)

Leafy Sea DragonPhycodurus eques 

(by paul m. floyd)



Dragon Goby | Gobioides broussonnetii 
(by wonderphotography)

Dragon GobyGobioides broussonnetii 

(by wonderphotography)



Dragon Goby | Gobioides broussonnetii 
(by justinhiggins)

Dragon GobyGobioides broussonnetii 

(by justinhiggins)



Leafy Sea Dragon | Phycodurus eques 
(by julesnene)

Leafy Sea Dragon | Phycodurus eques 

(by julesnene)