Weedy seadragon or common seadragon, Phyllopteryx taeniolatus. Male carrying the eggs. Like seahorses, seadragon males are the sex that cares for the developing eggs. Females lay around 120 eggs onto the brood patch located on the underside of the males' tail. The eggs are fertilised and carried by the male for around a month before the hatchlings emerge. Australia
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Weedy seadragon or common seadragon, Phyllopteryx taeniolatus. Male carrying the eggs. Like seahorses, seadragon males are the sex that cares for the developing eggs. Females lay around 120 eggs onto the brood patch located on the underside of the males' tail. The eggs are fertilised and carried by the male for around a month before the hatchlings emerge. Australia

Paulo de Oliveira

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