Movie: Common Seadragon, Phyllopteryx taeniolatus

Common Seadragons on rocky reefs near Sydney.  The first fish is swimming above scattered sponges and kelp.  The second fish is swimming near a kelp-covered rocky reef.  Common Seadragons are more commonly seen in the latter habitat.

© Rob Dennett
Rob Dennett


The standard name of the species is Common Seadragon. It is also known as the Weedy Seadragon.

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Weedy Seadragon, Phyllopteryx taeniolatus, Syngnathidae,