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Leafy Seadragon || Phycodurus eques
This awesome animal which has leaf like protrusions all along its body, hence its name, is in the same family as the seahorse. The only use of these strange adaptations have no other use than camouflage, which is against the common belief that they are locomotive.
The leafy seadragon achieves movement through the use of a pectorial fin on it’s neck and a dorsal fin on it’s back. A popular name of the leafy seadragon is lefies, which is no doubt used often in the state of South Australia, where the leafy seadragon is their marine emblem.