Camouflage at it's finest. This is the Leafy Sea Dragon. One of my very favorite critters!!

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LEAFY SEA DRAGON FACT: These creatures have adapted some of the most ornate and effective camouflage of any creature on the planet. These striking sea horse relatives are found only in the drifting seaweed and undersea forests of Australia.

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'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' Seahorse x 12 " Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas By Texas Artist Jennifer Remy Renfrow

Pregnant Sea Dragon. (I didn't write that but I left it on there.)

The leafy seadragon or Glauert& seadragon, Phycodurus eques, is a marine fish in the family Syngnathidae, which also includes the seahorses. It is the only member of the genus Phycodurus.

A leafy sea dragon fish resembles a piece of kelp adrift in the water- by Paul Sutherland

A leafy sea dragon fish resembles a piece of kelp adrift in the water. by Paul Sutherland Located off south and east Australia, leafy and weedy sea dragons are closely related to seahorses and pipefish.

Found along the western coast of Australia, the Leafy Sea Dragon gets its name from–you guessed it–its leaf-like appearance that acts as perfect camouflage on the sea bed. In spite of this, though, these up-to ten inches long creatures are threatened daily. Humans collect them as pets and for use in alternative medicines and they make an easy prey. While they are not endangered yet, they are protected by the Federal Government of Australia.

The World’s Six Most Bizarre Animals

These weird marine animals keeps the depths of our oceans alive. The top 5 weird sea creatures are the blob fish, frilled shark, angler fish, leafy sea dragon and the vampire squid.

Hidden Within - sculpture

Bronze Australian and New Zealand Wild Life sculpture by artist Kirk McGuire titled: 'Leafy sea dragon sculpture'

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