The leafy seadragon (Phycodurus eques) is a type of seahorse that is found only in the waters of southern Australia. This animal has taken camouflage to a whole new level. It has evolved to almost totally disappear among the seaweed on the ocean floor. This extremely timid creature is a low swimmer, gently floating among the weeds where it feeds by sucking up small crustaceans, such as amphipods and mysi shrimp, plankton, and larval fish through its long, pipe-like snout. It is large for a seahorse, growing to about 10 inches (25 cm) in length.
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