Also known as the common seadragon, the weedy seadragon is a relative of the seahorse that can be found in waters all around southern Australia and Tasmania. Their name comes from their physical appearance, which looks somewhat like sea weeds and acts as camouflage.
Unfortunately, the weedy seadragon is classified as nearthreatened by the IUCN. Like many marine species, they areprimarily affected by habitat loss and degradation. Without adoubt, pollution is the largest factor affecting weedy seadragonpopulations. Thankfully, the weedy seadragon is not believed to beaffected by bycatch or activities related to commercialfishing.