Image: Seagrass and a Pipefish Illustration

Seagrass and a Pipefish Illustration

Seagrass or Eelgrass has long thin green leaves. Leaves can grow to 50 cm long. Leaves are 2 cm - 5 cm wide.

Creator:
Andrew Howells
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© Australian Museum

Notes

Seagrass or Eelgrass has long thin green leaves. Leaves can grow to 50 cm long. Leaves are 2 cm - 5 cm wide.

Seagrass beds are found along the east coast of Australia. Seagrasses grow in coastal lagoons and rivers, in shallow estuaries. Seagrasses are in sheltered mud and sand and are underwater.

Worms, crabs, snails, sea urchins and dugongs all eat Seagrass.

Seagrasses provide an important habitat for other animals, including the young of fish species and prawns and crabs.

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